Education policy is complicated in the United States because of our federalist system. The federal government’s role in education is more advisory than operational. It provides a lot of guidance on the standards and goals for students, but allows states and local governments the flexibility to achieve them with varying methods. The federal government is in a position to know what we need in order to be competitive internationally. It can also be valuable in compensating students who need extra help.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year, $30 million, 448-page report did not find collusion between Donald Trump and Russia. Despite compiling private allegations of loud and obnoxious Trump behavior, Mueller also concluded that there was not any actionable case of obstruction of justice by the president. It would have been hard in any case to find that Trump obstructed Mueller’s investigation of an alleged crime.
Just hours after Donald Trump’s long-delayed state visit to Britain was finally confirmed, reports surfaced that Theresa May and her National Security Council have decided to let Chinese telecommunications company Huawei participate in building Britain’s 5G network. The decision is a direct slap in the face to Washington’s attempts to isolate Huawei, which itself is part of a larger campaign to aggressively counter Beijing’s pervasive and endemic cyberespionage.
To be sure, Uncle Sam also puts some money into education research through other agencies, especially the National Science Foundation; other parts of the Department of Education support studies and innovations related to their own missions; and a dozen private foundations view education research as an important component—in a few cases the lead item—in their own spending.
Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith interviews Michael Anton, former Trump administration national security official and a research fellow at Hillsdale College, concerning the new article and the philosophy behind Trump's foreign policy, particularly with respect to liberal internationalism and international institutions.
Today, Lawfare published an article by Alexei Bulazel, Sophia d’Antoine, Perri Adams and Dave Aitel on “The Risks of Huawei Risk Mitigation” that seemingly disagrees with an earlier piece of mine on the topic. But apart from a bit of snark about my use of the confidentiality-integrity-availability (CIA) triad as a pillar of the security discussion and the definition of risk mitigation, I don’t disagree with anything in their piece and endorse almost all of it.
It’s one of the great conundrums of American public education: Even when calculated in constant dollars, and even after the Great Recession, the U.S. is spending dramatically more per pupil than in decades past, yet teacher salaries have barely kept pace with inflation. This raises several key questions: Where is the money going, if not into salaries? And how much could we pay teachers if we prioritized higher salaries instead? To be clear, I don’t have all the answers. But I do have a fresh look at the data.
Rajan, who served as the 23rd RBI Governor from 2013-2016, was delivering the keynote address at 2019 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development at the UN Headquarters in New York, where he said that protectionism alone wouldn’t save jobs in the wake of automation and that it cannot act as a shield against imminent job losses at the hands of these emerging technologies.
Economist Thomas Sowell once said that the first lesson of economics is that nothing is free, and that the first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics. Elizabeth Warren, taking the first lesson of politics to heart, proposed this week forgiving student loan debts and making public universities “free.”
The Federal Reserve is trying to kill a fledgling bank before the newfangled business takes root, arguing it’s a dangerous idea. The nascent company says there’s no reason to fret about its plan to give big investors access to the central bank’s highest interest rates.
Nowadays, constituent part of professional standards are truth, honesty (objectivity), dispassionate, adequate relations with the sources of information, respect towards persons who are the subject of information, elimination of any kind of discrimination and the responsibility of journalists.
The Detroit school board recently voted 6-to-1 to consider removing Dr. Ben Carson‘s name from one of its high schools. Carson, a former Detroit student and former head of pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, pioneered several groundbreaking neurosurgical procedures. He now serves as President Donald Trump‘s secretary of housing and urban development. But one school board member said Carson‘s name on the school is comparable to “having Trump‘s name on our school in blackface.”