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Interviews

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...

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Is New York City Vacuously Filling Teacher Vacancies?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about New York City’s controversial new plan to use its Absent Teacher Reserve Pool to fill its teacher vacancies.

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...

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Diversifying Our Selective Colleges Begins In Kindergarten

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A recent New York Times analysis suggests that a generation of policies meant to bring racial proportionality to our selective colleges has failed. “Even after decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago,” declared the authors.

Analysis and Commentary

Office Hours: Eric Hanushek On Teacher Quality

interview with Eric Hanushekvia Policyed.org
Friday, September 1, 2017

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Eric Hanushek responds to your questions related to the quality of teachers in education.

Interviews

Eric Hanushek Discusses Charter Schools On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Eric Hanushekvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek discusses the enmity from the teacher's union towards charter schools.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Where Teacher Evaluation Reform Was A Home Run

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses teacher reform in Washington, D.C.

In the News

Michigan To Enroll New Teachers Into 401(k) Style Retirement Plan

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Yankee Institute
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In an effort to deal with the skyrocketing cost of teacher pensions, Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed shifting one-third the cost of the pensions onto towns, a move that will likely drive up property taxes as municipalities scramble to come up with $408 million in 2018.

In the News

We’ve Grown Too Comfortable With Terror, Ending Teacher Tenure & Other Comments

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via New York Post
Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Manchester bombing has made clear a troubling “bipartisan consensus” that few will acknowledge explicitly, says David French at National Review: Namely, that “a certain amount of terrorism is just the price we have to pay to live the way we want to live.” Because “neither our nation nor any of our European allies is willing to pay the price to reduce the terror threat to its pre-9/11 scale.”

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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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