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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Disseminating Public Policy Ideas: 1969 vs. 2010

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Those with the most creativity and innovation, coupled with good ideas that are easy to explain and understand, will emerge at the top of the policy pile. The contest in the space of ideas will become more vigorous and more interesting. Let the games continue...

Analysis and Commentary

Online Learning Is On the Upswing—In the Public Mind At Least

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Of all the innovations and policy reform proposals in education, it is online learning that is gathering public support most rapidly...

Analysis and Commentary

The Dangerous Dog Days of Summer

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wars launched in past Augusts show the importance of military readiness...

Analysis and Commentary

A sober reflection on Race to the Top results

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

On sober, morning-after reflection, let me say this about Race to the Top. Arne Duncan deserves at least a B for initiating and persevering with it...

Analysis and Commentary

CBO gives us the complete picture five months late

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Last week CBO released their annual summer baseline update. On page 6 (page 24 of the PDF) is a box titled “The Effects of Major Health Care Legislation on CBO’s Baseline.” It provides an important new data point that was absent when the legislation was being debated...

Analysis and Commentary

Modernizing the American Economic Association

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Given the failure of most economists to anticipate the financial crisis and Great Recession, now would be a good time to include a new series of economic “reality” panels...

Analysis and Commentary

Turkey is a bridge too far for Europe

by Josef Joffevia Financial Times
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Let us give the Turks all the trade and investment privileges Europe has to offer, by all means. Let us reserve for them a berth for the day when they will want to accept Europe as their home port. But not now, and not for at least a generation...

Analysis and Commentary

Meeting of the Minds

by William G. Howell, Paul E. Peterson, Martin R. Westvia Education Next
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The 2010 EdNext-PEPG Survey shows that, on many education reform issues, Democrats and Republicans hardly disagree...

Interviews
Interviews

Poll Reveals Bipartisan Support for Education Reform

with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Marty West and Paul Peterson discuss the 2010 Education Next-PEPG Survey. The poll finds support among both Democrats and Republicans for test-based accountability for students and schools, merit pay, and charter schools. Americans are divided along party lines over the issues of school spending and teacher tenure, however...

In the News
In the News

Why Hollywood loves Democrats

with Gary S. Beckervia Daily Caller (DC)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
In the News

For critics of Islam,"sharia" becomes shorthand for extremism

with Daniel Pipesvia Washington Post
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
In the News

Race to the Top Round-Two Winners Offer Mixed Bag of Reforms

with Williamson M. Eversvia School Reform News
Tuesday, August 24, 2010