Hoover Institution fellow Michael Boskin testifies on “Assessing the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief and Response Efforts and its Impact – Part II” before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
The general media is the primary source of information about efforts to improve public education in the U.S. Can they serve a critical role in the recovery of public education from COVID? Do we need to watch the watchdogs? The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosted a discussion asking "Fourth Estate Or Fifth Wheel? The Role Of The Media In Education Reform" on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. In case you missed it, watch the talk and read the recap here.
Bungled. Blunder. Blasted. This is how some of the news media has described the management by California’s Employment and Development Department (EDD) of the enormous unemployment benefit fraud that began last year, and which was harshly criticized by the state auditor. And this was when the amount of fraud was reported to be in the $2 billion to $6 billion range.
Is the Jewish-American love affair over? This is the question U.S. Jews are nervously asking -- even sober souls not given to hysteria. The evidence is piling up: murder from Pittsburgh to Jersey City, Jews assaulted in West Hollywood and Times Square, vandalized synagogues, the BDS movement, ostracized Jewish college students, the ever-unfriendlier mainstream media.
The Biden administration’s recent agreement to share nuclear technology with the United Kingdom and Australia has returned attention back to American policy on strategic nuclear weapons. While the deal would transfer the technology for stealthy submarines, the material and know-how represent the spread of crucial elements of nuclear weapons construction, even though Australia has no plans to arm.
by Darrell Duffie, Adam Copeland, Yilin (David) Yangvia Liberty Street Economics
Thursday, September 30, 2021
A concern of the Federal Reserve is how to manage its balance sheet and whether, over the long run, the balance sheet should be small or large. In this post, we highlight results from a recent paper in which we show how, even during a period of “ample” reserves, the Fed’s management of its balance sheet had material impacts on funding markets and especially the repo market.
Joe Biden was touted by his supporters as the anti-Trump, the seasoned politician and “centrist” who had the experience, gravitas, and governing skills that the radical “demagogue” Donald Trump lacked. Supposedly, Biden also possessed the respect for “democratic norms” and the “empathy” lacking in the abrasive tweetster and crude-talking ex-reality show host. Elect Biden, the pitch went, and the “adults” will be back in charge, the sacred “norms” and “decorum” once again respected, and our status in the world restored.
Most agree that America must increase the racial and socioeconomic diversity of its selective high schools and colleges, as well as participation in its top professions. Yet debate rages over how best to achieve that praiseworthy goal. In K–12 education, the impulse has often been to relax standards or even give up on notions of academic excellence or giftedness in the name of equity and inclusion.
In this interview, William Damon, professor of education at Stanford University, director of Stanford’s Center for Adolescence, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses his new book, A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks with Katharine Birbalsingh about the importance of schools providing both a classical education and a place of belonging for children. They also discuss the American obsession with race and how that is affecting education.
Professor Eric A. Hanushek and Dr Rukmini Banerji have been awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize, the world’s highest education accolade, in recognition of their ground-breaking work addressing a crucial piece of the education puzzle: improving quality of education and outcomes for learners at scale.
By God’s grace, the American experiment has lasted for 232 years now, since the Constitution went into effect on April 30, 1789. Every political leader that is sworn in agrees to uphold the Constitution.
When Canada and the United States surrendered to China’s recent hostage diplomacy, celebrations in Beijing over the return of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou showed they saw at something of a, in Chairman Mao’s words, “Great Leap Forward.”