On Wednesday, November 20, Hoover research fellow Williamson Evers testified before the Ohio House Education Committee on Common Core national curriculum-content standards.
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses with Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow and a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education at the Hoover Institution, his book Endangering Prosperity (coauthored with Hoover senior fellow Paul Peterson and Ludger Woessmann).
In Endangering Prosperity, a trio of experts on international education policy compares the performance of American schools against that of other nations. The net result is a mixed but largely disappointing picture that clearly shows where improvement is most needed. The authors’ objective is not to explain the deep causes of past failures but to document how dramatically the U.S. school system has failed its students and its citizens.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, former Florida governor Jeb Bush offers his outlook on immigration into the United States and discusses the policies he believes would improve the issue. (47:16)
“I think we've [the Republican Party] become too reactionary. We have not been as positive, offering concrete proposals that are based on this principle that the future is incredibly bright. If we believed it, we would be advocating across-the-board principles and policies that would advance that notion.”
Condoleezza Rice, the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, talks about the problems afflicting American schools and how education reform “might be our greatest national security challenge.” Rice said “failing schools undermine economic growth, competitiveness, social cohesion and the ability to fill positions in institutions vital to national security, such as the Foreign Service, intelligence and the military.” (Stanford Report)
On February 19, 2013, the Equity and Excellence Commission released its report, For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence, that highlights achievement gaps among students in the US education system.