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Newly Formed Hoover Education Success Initiative Releases Paper On Transforming Teacher Compensation

Thursday, January 30, 2020

As state legislative sessions begin around the country, the Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI), a new research program at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, has released “The Unavoidable: Tomorrow’s Teacher Compensation”—a policy briefing on the important connections between teacher compensation systems and student achievement outcomes.

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The Cult Of West-Shaming

by Victor Davis Hanson quoting Niall Fergusonvia National Review
Thursday, January 30, 2020

If the West is guilty of carbon crimes, racism, and bigotry, what are China and Iran? Woke elites prefer not to say.

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Hiding In Plain Sight: Advancing SEL By Tackling Today’s Urgent Problems

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Partisans of social-emotional learning are wont to make their case in utopian terms: Create better learning environments and good things will happen to kids, to academic achievement, to the society in which we live, etc.

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The 49ers’ Best Audible: Pulling Out of San Francisco

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 30, 2020

In the two-week lead-up to Super Bowl LIV, the San Francisco 49ers encountered a foe more complicated than the high-octane offense of the Kansas City Chiefs: a stubborn San Francisco city government that, publicly at least, showed little interest in throwing a parade should the local team prevail on Sunday (it’s been 25 years since a California-based NFL team has brought home the Lombardi Trophy).

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Rethinking The Green New Deal

by Michael J. Boskinvia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 30, 2020

A modest, revenue-neutral carbon tax would provide the right incentives to reduce carbon emissions.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Endless, Rocky Path To Reading Science

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Maybe the “reading wars” will never end, no matter how definitive the research on what works with beginning readers and what doesn’t. 

Interviews
Interviews

Bruce Thornton On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bruce Thorntonvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses his Front Page article "End the Impeachment Circus."

Interviews

Lanhee Chen On Balance Of Power

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

(17:12) Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the effects of the public option for health care. Chen notes that the pubic option for health care has the potential to become the third largest government program behind Medicare and Social Security.

Interviews

John Yoo On The Michael Medved Show

interview with John Yoovia The Michael Medved Show
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the impeachment trial and whether the senate should call witnesses as well as who they should call.

In the News
In the News

The Left’s Plan To Make Cities More Powerful

featuring Jonathan Roddenvia Education News
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Jonathan Rodden is unhappy. In American elections, Democrats often receive a larger number of votes than their Republican rivals, but they nevertheless frequently fail to win elections. “In most democracies, the path to victory is simple: win more votes than your competitors. 

In the News

7 Atrocities Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin Committed

quoting Norman M. Naimarkvia How Stuff Works
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

In any recounting of the horrific deeds of Joseph Stalin, know this: You'd better settle in, because the list is long, painful to recite, and rife with incalculable suffering and death. Stalin grew his power as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in the early 1920s after the Russian Revolution. He later became the unquestioned and de facto dictator of the Soviet Union and was shockingly ruthless when it came to killing his people.

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Puerto Rico Schools Face Uphill Battle To Reopen After Earthquake

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Politico
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Puerto Rico education department slowly opens schools after devastating earthquake: 177 schools that have been certified and inspected by engineers opened their doors on Tuesday and Wednesday to welcome back students after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake delayed the start of classes. On Monday, 51 more schools will also be ready, Puerto Rico Education Secretary Eligio Hernández Pérez said.