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No Child Left Behind

January 9, 2014 | Tell Me More (NPR)

Caroline Hoxby on Tell Me More (:59)

Deadlines to apply for colleges are coming up - and some experts say a lot of qualified minority students won't be applying to the top schools. Host Michel Martin speaks with Donald Fraser, Jr., of CollegeSnapps, Inc. and Caroline Hoxby, an economist at Stanford University about why some students of color aren't trying to get into prestigious schools.
November 21, 2013

Evers testifies before the Ohio House Education Committee on Common Core

Williamson M. Evers

On Wednesday, November 20, Hoover research fellow Williamson Evers testified before the Ohio House Education Committee on Common Core national curriculum-content standards.

October 25, 2013 | WGBH (New England)

Hoover senior fellows Hanushek and Peterson discuss the state of K–12 education on WGBH’s Innovation Hub

American students - once the most competitive in the world - have fallen behind
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Hoover senior fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson, having studied the US education system for a long time, have observed a disturbing trend.

August 26, 2013 | EconTalk

Hanushek on education and prosperity

Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School

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).

July 24, 2013

Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School

Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School

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.

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May 1, 2013 | Recorded on April 22, 2013

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush offers his outlook on immigration

Jeb Bush

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.”

April 5, 2013

Hoover fellow Condoleezza Rice on declining schools

Hoover senior fellow Condoleezza Rice notes that failing schools undermine econo
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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)

February 26, 2013

Hanushek Serves on Education Commission for a New Report on the Achievement Gap

Hoover senior fellow Eric Hanushek served on an education commission, which rel

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.

January 17, 2013

Chubb Appointed President of National Association of Independent Schools

John E. Chubb

John Chubb, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, was appointed the new president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), effective July 1, 2013.

January 11, 2013

2013 Rick Hess Straight Up Edu-Scholar Public Presence rankings

Hoover fellows Eric Hanushek (left) and Paul Peterson are ranked fourth and fift

Hoover fellows Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Terry Moe, and Caroline Hoxby are among the scholars listed on the 2013 Rick Hess Straight Up Edu-Scholar Public Presence rankings.