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Chester Finn Talks With David Osborne On C-SPAN

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via C-SPAN
Monday, September 18, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn interviews author David Osborne concerning the charter school movement and Osborne offers his outlook for the future of public education as he discusses his book, Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System. 

Analysis and Commentary

Bricks Without Straw: Maryland’s ESSA Accountability Plan

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Monday, September 18, 2017

Last week, Maryland governor Larry Hogan notified the State Board of Education (on which I serve*) and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that he will not sign the state’s ESSA accountability plan, which is due in Washington on Monday. The previous day, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker notified his...

In the News

The Michigan Model: A New Approach To Financial Aid

featuring Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Harvard Political Review
Sunday, September 17, 2017

HAIL and the Go Blue Guarantee owe much of their marketing design to a 2013 reportfrom economists Caroline Hoxby and Sarah TurnerThe report shows how much progress can be achieved through strategic marketing. Several components of HAIL and the Go Blue Guarantee borrow directly from that report, providing evidence of those theories for other schools to consider.

Analysis and Commentary

Top Education Policy People And Organizations On Social Media 2017

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, August 31, 2017

After taking last year off, we’re back with our (mostly) annual look at who is dominating Twitter and other forms of social media in the education policy world. This exercise is inevitably unscientific and subjective, so please take it with a grain of salt. Still, the trends are always...


Secret Finding From PDK Poll: Support For Vouchers Is Rising

by Paul E. Petersonvia EducationNext
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The just released PDK survey of U. S. adults reveals an upward shift in public support for vouchers of 12 percentage points over the past four years, with 8 of those percentage points gained since 2015. Meanwhile, voucher opposition fell by 18 percentage points over this same four-year time...

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Education Cuts Aren't 'Devastating,' They're Smart

by Williamson M. Evers, Vicki E. Algervia Los Angeles Times
Monday, June 12, 2017

It’s the end of the world as we know it – at least that’s what some people would have us believe about President Trump’s education budget.


Michael Petrilli: Charters And Vouchers: Two Peas In A Pod

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses how to win charter supporters over to the cause of school vouchers.

Education and finance

Michael Petrilli: Congress Makes A Deal

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the federal budget deal for the current fiscal year and its effects on education.


Michael Petrilli: Debates Of The Century @NYU Wagner

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Century Foundation
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli joins a debate to discuss the risks and rewards of using public money to fund private schooling as well as who benefits, and who gets left behind. The debate on private school vouchers answers these questions and many more.


Michael Petrilli: Federal Grants For Low-Income Students Are Cut In 'Skinny Budget'

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Marketplace
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the Trump administration's proposal to cut $9 billion, or about 13 percent, of the education budget. Petrilli notes that is not necessarily bad. Over the years money for education has increased, but more money has not produced better results.


K-12 Education Task Force

The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency.

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