K–12 education task force members appear on Rick Hess's top scholars list

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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AEI director of education policy and Education Week blogger Rick Hess released his second annual “Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings.” Hoover fellows and members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education Eric Hanushek (no. 3), Terry Moe (no. 6), Paul Peterson (no. 7), Caroline Hoxby (no. 12), and Paul Hill (no. 44) were among the 121 scholars ranked. “The metrics are designed to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling. The rankings offer a useful, if imperfect, gauge of the public impact edu-scholars had in 2011, factoring in both long-term and shorter-term contributions. The rubric reflects both a scholar's body of academic work—encompassing books, articles, and the degree to which these are cited—and their 2011 footprint on the public discourse,” stated Hess.

Click here to see the rankings.