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Analysis and Commentary

A Hypothesis: NCLB-Era Achievement Gains Stemmed Largely From Declining Child Poverty Rates

by Michael J. Petrillivia The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

It’s long been understood that, on average, there’s a strong relationship between a child’s socioeconomic status and his or her academic outcomes. It’s also the case that when poor families become less poor—either because of more “market income” or due to social programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit—their children tend to do better in school.

Analysis and Commentary

The State Of Parent Choice In 2019

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 8, 2019

Howard Fuller, a Distinguished Professor of Education, and Founder/Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University, joins Paul E. Peterson on the 100th episode of the Education Exchange to discuss the state of school choice and it's contentious standing in current politics.

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Area 45: The School Spending Disconnect With Paul Peterson

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Area 45
Monday, July 8, 2019

Why money isn’t the sole cure to what ails America’s schools.

Policy Seminar with Raghuram Rajan

Friday, May 24, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Raghuram Rajan, senior fellow at Hoover, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and former Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund, discussed his book, The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind.

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Loners and Lost Tribes

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In war or in peace, who has your back? Author Sebastian Junger explores the tension between freedom and the ancient longing for community.

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Heather Mac Donald on How the Delusion of Diversity Destroys Our Common Humanity and Open-Minded Curiosity

interview with Heather Mac Donaldvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 22, 2019

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Heather Mac Donald discusses her book The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.

Analysis and Commentary

What Does It Say That Mrs. Bush Gets Her Final Say?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

I’ll confess: I can’t decide whether to buy the new Barbara Bush biography (The Matriarch: Barbara Bush And The Making Of An American Dynastyreleased last week.

In the News

Is The Sultan Of Brunei Imposing Sharia Law To Clean Up His Family's Image?

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia CNN
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

For decades, he was known as a godfather of excess. The wealthiest man in the world for many years, the sultan of Brunei knew how to spend the vast riches that flowed from the oil deposits bestowed upon the tiny Southeast Asian nation he controls with absolute power.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Are Single Family Homes Racist? (1:03:30)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Stacy on the Right (American Family Radio)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case for Trump.

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Celebrating The Life Of Lou Henry Hoover

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, March 8, 2019

In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate the life of Lou Henry Hoover, an extraordinary champion of women and girls.

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