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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Early Childhood Misstep

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Forbes
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

While the Senate is consumed by health care, other problem topics are piling up...

School Buses
Analysis and Commentary

Letter: Charter Quality's the Issue, Not Research Methods

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Your recent online Commentary by Jeanne Allen of the Center for Education Reform ("Charter Laws and Flawed Research," Sept. 8, 2009) perpetuates a misconception she has about the compositions of “virtual twins” that were used in a report by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, “Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States.”...

Analysis and Commentary

Barack Obama, College Administrator

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

If you are confused by the first nine months of the Obama administration, take solace that there is at least a pattern...

Analysis and Commentary

East Asia’s ‘Seat at the Table’

by Jongryn Movia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

As this week's Group of 20 meeting in Pittsburgh approaches, East Asian politicians and citizens increasingly question their underrepresentation in the system of global governance, especially in the economic sphere...

Analysis and Commentary

Hubris

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Secretary of Energy gives us his view of Americans (HT: Drudge): When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons...

Analysis and Commentary

The Crisis: A Failure or a Vindication of Economics?

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Monday, September 21, 2009

Today was the first lecture of thirty-five or so lectures I will give this fall in Stanford’s Economics 1, the namesake of this Blog...

Analysis and Commentary

Is the Stimulus Working?

by John B. Taylor with John F. Coganvia Economics One (blog)
Sunday, September 20, 2009

My recent Wall Street Journal column with John Cogan and Volker Wieland looked at the data available so far and concluded that there has been no noticeable impact...

In the News
In the News

Fed May Signal Economic Recovery Has Begun, Affirm Low Rates

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Federal Reserve officials may signal that the U.S. economy has started to recover while maintaining their pledge to keep the benchmark interest rate near a record low for an “extended period.”...

In the News

Goin' South

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Goin' south: Silicon Valley may have been where Meg Whitman made her fortune - but it's in Orange County where she hopes to get her political career launched...

In the News

Near-universal passing provokes debate on school standards

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Baltimore Sun
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Members of the education community questioned Tuesday whether Maryland should raise its standards, a day after the state released data showing that only a handful of seniors did not graduate because they could not pass newly required tests...

In the News

Last tango in Chimerica: the road to Splitsville

with Niall Fergusonvia Daily News and Analysis (India)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The 'marriage' between the economies of frugal, savings-conscious China and spendthrift America is set for an imminent divorce, with profound implications for the two countries and the rest of the world, say economic historians and analysts...

In the News

The bold plan to grab Soviet uranium

with William J. Perryvia Age (Australia)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ON A snowy day in December 1993, just months after Andy Weber began his diplomatic job at the US embassy in Almaty, Kazakhstan, he met with a tall, bullet-headed man he knew only as Colonel Korbator...

In the News

Acing the test: Charter school students outperform peers by a mile in a fair test

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Daily News (NY)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's official...

In the News

National academic standards proposed

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via United Press International
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

U.S. educators, hoping to set common standards for the entire country, have proposed math and English skills needed to graduate from high school, observers say...

In the News

Univ. gifted program on Arab studies

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

With the recent establishment of a Program of Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World, Stanford has been placed on the map for contemporary Middle East studies...

In the News

New Ammo For Charter Debate

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Washington Post
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The New York City Charter Schools Center is releasing Tuesday a new study showing that students who attend the city's charter schools do significantly better than similar students not picked in the annual random lotteries for charter school places...

In the News

Stanford Study Says NYC Charter Schools Improving

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia WNYC
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A new study by Stanford researchers finds students who attend New York City charter schools for both elementary and middle grades are closing the achievement gap with suburban students...

In the News

A Clear Path Forward For the UN on Nuclear Disarmament

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This week, President Obama will chair a UN Security Council meeting on nuclear nonproliferation...

In the News

N.Y.C. Charters Found to Close Gaps

with Caroline M. Hoxby, Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Education Week
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New York City’s charter schools are making strides in closing achievement gaps between disadvantaged inner-city students and their better-off suburban counterparts, a new study concludes...