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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.

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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.

Interviews

Williamson Evers—Trump Education Policy: On Socialism In School, Revisionist History & Progressivism

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia American Thought Leaders - The Epoch Times
Monday, July 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers discusses how education has changed over the past century and the greatest problems facing education today.

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Empowering Students Through School Choice, With Betsy DeVos

interview with Betsy DeVosvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 3, 2019

The 11th US secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, talks about how she’s empowering students and parents to find the best education through her school choice proposal.

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Empowering Students through School Choice, with Betsy DeVos

interview with Betsy DeVosvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 3, 2019

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The 11th US secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, talks about how she’s empowering students and parents to find the best education through her school choice proposal. 

Analysis and Commentary

The U.S. Department Of Education Touts Tax Credits, Title IX Reform

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 13, 2019

Jim Blew, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development at the U.S. Department of Education, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss some of the work of the department, including a new federal tax credit initiative and proposed changes to Title IX.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Should U.S. Schools Mandate Foreign Language Instruction?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses whether US schools should mandate foreign language instruction.

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Brown V. Board Of Education, 65 Years Later

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, May 6, 2019
Are children today getting the schooling they deserve?
Analysis and Commentary

Federal Education Research And Development: A Brief, Opinionated History

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Half a century has passed since I first fell through the looking glass into the peculiar world of federal education research and development.

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Area 45: Class Warfare—Teachers Go On Strike With Paul Peterson

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Area 45
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Why have teachers from coast to coast walked out of their classrooms over the past year to go on strike, and what can be done about it?

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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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