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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Radical Chic And Its Terrified Enablers

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, July 10, 2020

The mobs don’t have numbers on their side — but they do have quivering elites.

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Charter Schools And Their Enemies

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Education Next
Friday, July 10, 2020

There is a reason we’re told to respect our elders. It’s bracing and edifying to listen to voices of wisdom and experience. Those whose time grows short are compelled to speak clearly and directly. Thomas Sowell is one such voice. At age 90 and having broken his promise not to pick up his pen again, he has turned his gaze to the world of education, delivering Charter Schools and Their Enemies at a moment when those schools have come under intense scrutiny, their right to exist in question. Charter school leaders need their spines stiffened these days; their overreaching critics have earned a metaphorical punch in the nose. Sowell delivers both in a book he dedicates, as a reminder of what’s at stake, “to those children whose futures hang in the balance.”

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Renowned Historian Reveals How Woke Politics Are Destroying Academia In America

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Blaze
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution senior fellow, historian, and author Niall Ferguson joined Dave Rubin on "The Rubin Report" to talk about the decline of higher education, especially at some of the best universities in America.

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How The Left Seized Higher Education

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Townhall
Thursday, July 9, 2020

We thought it was only the humanities department that was run by leftists.


Paul E. Peterson On Getting Kids Back To School

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Talk Radio 1210 WPHT
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson discusses why schools need to be open and why it is safe to reopen.

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The Collapsing Case Against Charter Schools

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Agenda, National Review
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thomas Sowell — who will have just turned 90 when this review is published — could have retired by now. He could be publishing the memoirs of a celebrated intellectual or the late-career tracts of an éminence grise. What does he give us, instead? A methodologically rigorous, closely argued, data-driven case for charter schools, with very little high-flown rhetoric (I noted one exclamation point) and 94 pages of data tables. Charter Schools and Their Enemies is a bloodbath for Sowell’s intellectual opponents, and it ought to be a neutron bomb in the middle of the school-reform debate. But Thomas Sowell has been giving the reading public and the policymaking class some of the most intelligent advice to be had for many decades — why would they start listening to him now?


Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Why Fall Testing Could Do More Harm Than Good

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli is joined by Mora Segal, CEO of Achievement Network, and David Griffith to discuss the organization’s latest guidance on assessments for states and districts when school resumes in the fall.

Dr. Scott Atlas: There Is No Risk To Children From Covid-19, I Don’t Know Why People Deny This.

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Brian Kilmeade Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas talks about why people should not be concerned over the increasing coronavirus infection rate across America. Atlas says we need to be focused more on the hospitalizations and death rates, which he says are decreasing amid an increase in positive cases. Atlas also says the risk of significant illness from seasonal flu is far greater in children than serious illness from Covid-19.

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Thomas Sowell: Common Sense In A Senseless World

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Twitter
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary “Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World.”

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Dr. Scott Atlas Pushes For Reopening And Asks, ‘Aren’t Schools An Essential Business?’

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia KUSI
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas looked at the data and found that the large majority of new cases are occurring in young people, and young people are at low risk of experiencing any major complications from the virus. Using this research, Dr. Atlas is calling for schools to reopen, since “We know it’s factually true and proven all over the world that people under 18 have very little, if any, risk of a serious illness and essentially no risk of dying from the coronovirus.”


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