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.
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.
All rigor and no joy really does make Jack a dull boy. By Michael J. Petrilli.
Eric Hanushek and Terry Moe, Hoover senior fellows and members of the K–12 Education Task Force, discuss Moe’s recent book on teacher union power titled Special Interest. Moe’s analysis pinpoints the self-interest of unions that leads them to block many education reform ideas. He concludes that “reform unionism” is unlikely to lead to any major policy changes and that improving schools requires curbing the power of unions.
Bill Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, discusses the ten best and worst events in American education in 2011.
Eric Hanushek and Terry Moe, Hoover senior fellows and members of the K–12 Education Task Force, discuss the role of economic growth in dealing with current deficit problems. The breakdown of congressional fiscal discussions over the balance of spending cuts and taxes completely neglects the third option of increasing GDP growth, a policy that would deal with long-run Medicare and Social Security issues. Improving long-run growth, however, will take significant changes in school policy–something that is difficult to achieve politically. (6:06)
This week, Hoover fellow Bill Evers hosted a forum with Stanford University students to discuss the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education’s list of best and worst events in education in 2011, as well as problems with the federal government’s effort to create a national curriculum. Watch the video on Hoover's YouTube page.