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Analysis and Commentary

Educational Rewards

by Paul E. Petersonvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

For-profit management of public schools is still in its infancy, and many wonder whether it can have a positive effect on student learning...

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In the News

Utah and New York

with Milton Friedman, Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

While New Yorkers scratch their heads over what to make of the new report cards for New York City public schools and while they thrill to the feud between the Department of Education and Diane Ravitch, a drama has been unfolding that holds out the possibility of delivering a real report card on schools — in, of all places, Utah...

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$10 million to launch strategic initiative

with William J. Perry, John B. Taylor, Sidney D. Drell, Morris P. Fiorina, John Raisian, George P. Shultzvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Annenberg Foundation has granted the Hoover Institution $10 million to establish the "Annenberg Strategic Initiative," an endowed fund that will support entrepreneurial public policy development in the areas of economics, national security and foreign policy by scholars at Hoover and Stanford...

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Sunstein nails it

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Here is Cass Sunstein in his new book, Worst-Case Scenarios, talking about how we should take into account the well-being of future generations...

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When Trust in an Expert Is Unwise

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Times
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A few years ago, an economics graduate student named Henry Schneider drove his dad’s old Subaru station wagon up to Montreal...

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Ferguson Links Progress and War

with Niall Fergusonvia Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The 20th century was a time of unprecedented progress, Tisch Professor of History Niall Ferguson said yesterday...

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Sowell on 'giving back'

by Russell Roberts with Thomas Sowellvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I really dislike the phrase "giving back..."

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Scare Tactics in NYC

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

What a week this has been!

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First, Do No Harm

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Although the pledge to “first, do no harm” is not officially a part of the Hippocratic oath, many physicians still live by it...

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Teachers College Symposium Asks: Can School Finance Suits in State Courts Safeguard Brown V. Board of Ed? Should They?

with Eric Hanushekvia MarketWire
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, NAACP President Ted Shaw and Lani Guinier, expert on race and access to higher education, will be among those debating the uses of law and litigation in promoting equal educational opportunity at a symposium co-sponsored by Teachers College and Columbia Law School...

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Reflections on a Visit to the White House

with Gary S. Becker, Milton Friedmanvia New York Times
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I spent the morning in the White House, attending the ceremony recognizing this year’s winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom...

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Voters Don't Hold School Boards Accountable for Student Learning, Study Finds

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A new study published in the winter 2008 issue of Education Next finds that voters may be failing to hold school board members accountable for student performance on tests mandated by No Child Left Behind...

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Just the development of a new bunker-buster could affect U.S.-Iran relations

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Kansas City Star
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Longer than a Humvee and weighing more than two elephants, the latest and largest bunker-busting bomb is an attention-getter...

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6% of voucher backers say helping poor is main reason

with Terry M. Moevia Salt Lake Tribune
Monday, November 5, 2007

For the one-third of Utahns who staunchly support education vouchers, parental "choice" is the driving force - not helping low-income families, the more idealistic reason the movement's leaders hammered home...

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Japan honors Stanford fellow

with Michael H. Armacostvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, November 4, 2007

A top Japanese honor has been awarded to Stanford University distinguished fellow and former ambassador to Japan Michael Armacost...

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Jeb, Hillary have same idea on immigrants

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Miami Herald
Saturday, November 3, 2007

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's support this week for offering driver's licenses to illegal immigrants unleashed a firestorm from predictable conservative quarters...

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Study: Students at for-profit Philly schools show math gains

with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Week
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Students at 30 city schools run by for-profit companies learned more math than would have been expected had the low-performing schools remained under district management, according to a study released Thursday...

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International Politics in the 21st Century

with Ken Jowittvia ForaTv
Monday, October 29, 2007

Hoover Institution fellow Kenneth Jowitt delivers his thoughts on International Politics in the 21st Century: Odd Mixes versus Simple Fixes...