Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Time to Kill ‘No Child Left Behind’

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The latest release of scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress provides no evidence for the effectiveness of the federal No Child Left Behind Act...

Analysis and Commentary

Performance-Based Funding

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How to finance our schools remains controversial, and is the subject of continuous rancor in courthouses and statehouses across the nation...

Analysis and Commentary

United Nations makes doing nothing an art

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Doing nothing might seem to be simple and easy...

Analysis and Commentary

Why The Taylor Act Must Go

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

On previous occasions, I have lamented about the manifest dangers of public unions...

In the News
In the News

Teacher Transfers Linked to Influx of Black Students

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The best teachers tend to leave when their schools experience an influx of African-American students, according to a study of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school district...

In the News

Chrysler sale to Fiat stalled by high court

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

In a surprise move, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a temporary delay Monday in the bankruptcy sale of Chrysler to Italian automaker Fiat, saying it needed more time to decide on complaints that the government-engineered deal is unfair to some bondholders...

In the News

Charles Kesler on the Grand Liberal Project: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Charles Kesler discusses the emergence of economic liberalism, and the “doctrine of social and economic rights.”...

In the News

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I enjoyed seeing you honored as a hero of education by FairTest last week, which established an annual award named for you...

In the News

Rebranding Mideast conflict last Panetta series debate

with John Abizaidvia Monterey Herald
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Obama Administration has rebranded the "Global War on Terror" into something more amorphous...

In the News

Sandy Kress Raises Questions about National Standards

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Monday, June 8, 2009

Austin attorney Sandy Kress was President George W. Bush's principal adviser on drafting the No Child Left Behind law and, earlier, was the chief architect of Texas's school accountability system...

In the News

Who Will Buy Our Debt?

with John B. Taylorvia Money News
Monday, June 8, 2009

For the financial cognoscenti, the cause of our fiscal and monetary crisis is very clear: deflection of responsibility...

In the News

Getting and not getting we lay waste our powers

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, June 8, 2009

From Mark Helprin's Digital Barbarism: Those who lack any but a materialist approach to life see both acquisition and de-acquistion, fine tuned, as the keys to a blessed state...

In the News

Families plead for release of journalists imprisoned in North Korea

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, June 8, 2009

Three months ago, they were two young American journalists in search of a story...

In the News

Morning Skim: The Pirates Win! The Pirates Win!

with Shelby Steelevia New York Times
Monday, June 8, 2009

Wall Street Journal: Shelby Steele on Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor:...