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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.

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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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Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris’s Minimum Wage And Education Policies Will Reduce Economic Opportunities

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

US senator Kamala Harris, who announced her candidacy for president last week, immediately moves to the top of the Democratic party’s list for the 2020 election.

Analysis and Commentary

We'll Always Have Policy

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Recent weeks have seen multiple efforts to declare and prove that the United States has entered a post-policy era, complete with multiple references to Francis Fukuyama’s famous 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man. As you may recall, Fukuyama suggested that the Berlin Wall’s fall and end of the Cold War signaled the triumph of western-style liberal democracy and a conclusion—even a happy finale—to the various struggles and conflicts that came before.

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Analysis and Commentary

The End Of Education Policy

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Almost thirty years ago, in February 1989, the political scientist Francis Fukuyama gave a talk that was later turned into an article that was later turned into a book, with the provocative title, “The End of History?” With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, western-style liberalism had triumphed over Communism, and had already fended off Fascism.

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The Supreme Court’s Union Decision Can Dramatically Improve California’s Education System

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The recent Supreme Court decision on Janus vs. ASFCME ruled that collecting public-sector union fees from employees who are not union members violates their First Amendment rights. The majority opinion interprets public-sector unions as political organizations in which effectively all union activity has significant political implications.

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Thomas Sowell’s Inconvenient Truths

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Claremont Institute
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

New York City’s vast public school system enrolls 1.1 million students, some 18,000 of whom attend nine “specialized” high schools, where the curriculum is particularly rigorous and admission is both widely sought and highly competitive. Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech are the oldest, largest, and most famous such institutions.

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