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Mathematical Challenges To Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution, With David Berlinski, Stephen Meyer, And David Gelernter

interview with David Berlinski, Stephen C. Meyer, David H. Gelerntervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 22, 2019

Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design?

Analysis and Commentary

How Does Race Affect Special Ed Identification In Schools?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 22, 2019

Scott Imberman, a Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper which uses data from Florida to explore how the identification of childhood disabilities varies by race and school racial composition.

In the News

Exposing This Week’s Economic Fallacies – July 21

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Liberty Nation
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Quite possibly the greatest living economist, Thomas Sowell, set the modern-day post-secondary education system on fire when he said: “Too much of what is called ‘education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.” The results of a new survey suggest that Sowell was quite right.

In the News

Students Learn About Humanities Research Through Hands-On Discovery

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Friday, July 19, 2019

A new one-week course, called Humanities Research Intensive, teaches first- and second-year undergraduate students what research in the humanities could be and what skills are needed to do it.

In the News

Young Americans Demand Civic Education — For Good Reason

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Hill
Saturday, July 20, 2019

School may be out, but America’s teachers are hard at work, building out their curriculums for the upcoming academic year. From algebra to history and psychology, the foundation for the U.S. education system is laid long before school is back in session.

In the News

Moonshot Competition Seeks Ideas To Revolutionize Education

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Journal
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Two organizations, one liberal and the other conservative, have announced a joint project to seek new ideas that will "revolutionize schooling." The deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.
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One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Our Schools?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss how the moon landing relates to American education.
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Gifted Education Faces “Clear And Present” Problems

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Institute for Educational Advancement recently completed an elaborate survey of public views toward many aspects of the education of gifted children and the results are enlightening, sobering—and complicated. Authored by Institute president Betsy Jones and Institute fellow Shelagh Gallagher, the report is aimed partly at advocates within the field of gifted-and-talented education, as a substantial portion of it is devoted to “market testing” various terms and phrases to determine which resonate best with which audiences and constituencies as well as the type of “messaging” that seems most effective in building public support for programs of this sort. (The rather surprising winner: “Money for prisons, not for gifted.”)

Analysis and Commentary

A Rising Economic Tide + Reform + Resources = Better Results For Kids

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Last week I argued that much of the progress of the NCLB era may have stemmed from the dramatically declining child poverty rates of the 1990s.

In the News

Fatalism Should Have No Place In Education

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Foundation for Economic Education
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Teaching kids that life is unfair is necessary, but so, too, is teaching them that their skin color or cultural background does not predestine their fate in this life.

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K-12 Education Task Force

 
The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency.

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