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No Child Left Behind

May 24, 2012 | Wall Street Journal TV

Petrilli discusses Romney’s education reforms on Wall Street Journal TV

research fellow Michael Petrelli

Mike Petrilli, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he specializes in education policy studies, discusses Mitt Romney's education reform proposals.

May 8, 2012 | Education Next

A States’ Rights Insurrection Led by…California?

Three cheers for California’s governor, state superintendent, and state board chair, for applying for a waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind) that doesn’t kowtow to Washington...
April 6, 2012 | Washington Times

Obama’s education grade left behind by Bush’s

President funneled money to teachers’ salaries rather than teaching success...
March 6, 2012 | PBS NewsHour

Finn discusses whether minority students face harsher discipline on PBS’s NewsHour

Chester E. Finn Jr.

Chester E. Finn Jr., a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and chairman of Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, discusses the education department's Office of Civil Rights’ report showing that black and Hispanic students are more likely to be suspended than white students.

March 1, 2012

Hill steps down as director of Center on Reinventing Public Education

Paul T. Hill, Hoover distinguished visiting fellow

Paul Hill, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, and founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), stepped down today, March 1, 2012, as CRPE’s director. He named his longtime colleague Robin Lake as his successor.

February 28, 2012 | Wall Street Journal TV

Hanushek discusses teacher test scores going public on Wall Street Journal TV

Eric A. Hanushek

Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow and a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, discusses why teachers' value-added scores should be made public.

February 23, 2012 | Wall Street Journal TV

Petrilli discusses Obama’s Race to the Top on Wall Street Journal TV

research fellow Michael Petrelli

Mike Petrilli, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he specializes in education policy studies, and an executive vice president at the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, discusses education reform and why many of the states that received Race to the Top money haven't implemented education reforms.

January 23, 2012

Math Matters

Another reason to care about how well American schools teach math: a country’s math skills are directly tied to its future wealth. By Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson.

January 23, 2012

"Value-Added" and the Whole Child

Finger painting
Image credit: Taylor Jones

All rigor and no joy really does make Jack a dull boy. By Michael J. Petrilli.

January 5, 2012 | Huffington Post

Five Thoughts About No Child Left Behind on Its 10th Anniversary

The federal law that everybody loves to hate turns ten on Sunday. Here's what to think about it...