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No Child Left Behind

October 11, 2011 | Education Next

Are NCLB Waivers Legal?

In truth, the Executive is seeking to make law. Imposing such conditions has never been approved by Congress, and the federal waiver law does not permit it...
October 4, 2011 | Morning Show (KCMO)

Petrilli discusses the US educational system KCMO’s Morning Show

research fellow Michael Petrelli

Mike Petrilli, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he specializes in education policy studies, discusses how educational systems focus on the low achievers to the detriment of the high achievers: “We got rid of tracked classes and the high achievers are bored and unchallenged.” Petrilli notes that schools should go back to tracking for core academic classes and give students the opportunity to move up.

October 4, 2011 | Bud Hedinger Show (WFLA)

Petrilli on the Bud Hedinger Show

research fellow Michael Petrelli

Mike Petrilli, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he specializes in education policy studies, discusses how educational systems focus on the low achievers to the detriment of the high achievers. All students deserve to go to school and be challenged so that they can reach their full potential.

September 28, 2011 | Fox Business

Petrilli says US education policy doesn’t support smartest children on Fox Business News

research fellow Michael Petrelli

Mike Petrilli, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution where he specializes in education policy studies, breaks down the shortfalls of the education system and how No Child Left Behind is hurting our best and brightest students.

September 23, 2011 | Corner (National Review Online)

The Unilateral Repeal of NCLB and the 2012 Election

The Obama administration’s new waiver plan doesn’t officially repeal the No Child Left Behind Act, but it is tantamount to making large-scale amendments to it. Which it does unilaterally, without even a thumbs-up from Congress...
September 14, 2011

Evers moderates K–12 Education Forum Workshop

Williamson M. Evers

Bill Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, will moderate a workshop on K–12 education at the California Republican Party convention workshop series on September 17, 2011. The workshop will discuss education issues in California, including testing and accountability, curriculum, charter schools and open enrollment, and teachers’ unions. Click here for more information about the event.

September 6, 2011 | Between the Covers (National Review Online)

Terry Moe discusses his book Special Interest with National Review’s John Miller

Terry M. Moe

Terry Moe, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution's Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, discusses teachers’ unions and how they affect K–12 education, performance, and learning.

August 30, 2011 | Freedom Politics

Are NCLB waivers legal?

Here we have the U.S. Department of Education, a part of the Executive branch, saying that -- to receive waivers from NCLB sanctions -- the states must agree to conditions set by the Department. Yet these conditions are found nowhere in NCLB...
August 29, 2011

Hanushek and Peterson on American students

Hoover senior fellows Eric Hanushek (left) and Paul Peterson

“The enemy I fear most is complacency. We are about to be hit by the full force of global competition. If we continue to ignore the obvious task at hand…our children and grandchildren will pay the price.” Charles Vest, the former president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hoover senior fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss the math proficiency of American students in comparison to the world in the Newsweek article “Why Can't American Students Compete?”

August 17, 2011 | Recorded on July 21, 2011

United States schools fail international competition

Hoover senior fellows Paul Peterson (left) and Eric Hanushek

Hoover senior fellows and members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson describe how the United States compares to developed countries of the world in math achievement. On average US students place 32nd in the world in math, following Portugal. The best state, Massachusetts, is only 9th in the world; the most populous state (California) comes in 37th. (5:59)