Significant gifts for the support of this task force are acknowledged from
- Koret Foundation
- Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
- Mrs. Edmund W. Littlefield
- Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation, Inc.
- Tad and Dianne Taube
Taube Family Foundation
The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency; that include systematic reform options such as vouchers, charter schools, and testing; and that weigh equity concerns against outcome objectives. Its collaborative efforts spawned a quarterly journal titled Education Next, one of the premier publications on public education research policy in the nation.
Chester E. Finn, Jr. serves as chair of the Task Force on K–12 education.
What Lies Ahead for America's Children and Their Schools
The coming decade holds immense potential for dramatic improvement in US education and in the achievement of American children—provided that we seize the opportunities at hand and are not deterred by the obstacles to change. In this volume, members of the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education examine both the potential gains and the pitfalls that lie ahead, informed by where US education has been, what changes—some, but not all, for the better—have been made in recent years, and what’s still required for the comprehensive overhaul that this vital enterprise so urgently needs.
April 24, 2014 | Education Next
April 14, 2014 | Education Next
March 27, 2014 | John Batchelor Show
Douglas Whynott, author, Sugar Season. Tom Loveless, Hoover. Ken Croswell, Science.
March 27, 2014 | Education Next
Recent stories in the popular press have featured children burdened with an enormous amount of homework, three hours or more per night. Are these students’ experiences typical or rare?
March 17, 2014 | NPR
How did college get so expensive, and do families have the information they need to manage costs? Stanford University economist Caroline Hoxby and former college dean Marcia Cantarella discuss.
April 18, 2014 | Daily Beast
April 2, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
April 1, 2014 | National Review Online
Standards-based testing and school choice go together.
March 21, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)