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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; that include systematic reform options such as vouchers, charter schools, and testing; and that weigh equity concerns against outcome objectives. Its collaborative efforts spawned a quarterly journal titled Education Next, one of the premier publications on public education research policy in the nation.
Chester E. Finn, Jr. serves as chair of the Task Force on K–12 education.
Hoover senior fellow Caroline M. Hoxby has been named one of the nine recipients of the Smithsonian’s annual American Ingenuity Awards for her research in encouraging low-income students to apply to and attend elite universities. Read the article summarizing her work or see the other award winners.