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Education and testing

Terry Moe On Opinion Journal

interview with Terry M. Moevia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Monday, October 26, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Moe discusses the president's comments on K-12 standardized testing and whether K-12 students are over tested.

In the News

Obama Administration Calls For Limits On Testing In Schools

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia New York Times
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Faced with mounting and bipartisan opposition to increased and often high-stakes testing in the nation’s public schools, the Obama administration declared Saturday that the push had gone too far, acknowledged its own role in the proliferation of tests, and urged schools to step back and make exams less onerous and more purposeful.

Failing Our Brightest Kids by Chester E. Finn and Brandon L. Wright

Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge Of Educating High-Ability Students

Monday, October 26, 2015
Hoover Institution Johnson Center, Washington, DC

In their new book, Failing Our Brightest Kids, Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright argue that America’s efforts to educate high-ability students have fallen dramatically short. This is especially true for talented low-income youngsters, who too often miss out on the opportunity to develop their talents.

Analysis and Commentary

If National Test Scores Are Down, Blame The Recession

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Rumors abound that the news is going to be bad, with scores down nationally and in a bunch of states. That will be used as fodder to attack Common Core, teacher evaluations, charter schools, or whatever else you happen not to like that’s prominent in today’s education policy conversation.

In the News

On Education, We Prefer Local

mentioning Terry M. Moevia Robesonian
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Years of federally driven testing reform and a botched rollout of sweeping, federally incentivized standards have tried the patience of the American people. On their minds now: Downsizing the federal government’s role in education and shifting autonomy to states, school districts, and parents.

The Supreme Court
Analysis and Commentary

Why The Friedrichs Supreme Court Case Will Give Teachers More Power—And Better Pay

by Michael J. Petrilli, Mike Antonuccivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
In its 2015–16 term, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case that weighs the respective rights of teachers’ unions and the individuals who choose not to join them.
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Mired in Social Poverty

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

Poor schools need more than money. They need social capital.

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Readiness Isn’t Optional

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

New tests can show parents whether their kids are on track. Will the states give them the results straight?

school children

The Bright Children Left Behind

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A great problem in U.S. education is that gifted students are rarely pushed to achieve their full potential.

In the News

Here's Why Obama's Investing Big In A Community College Idea That's Already Working

quoting Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Earlier this year, when President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to make community college free for more students, he also proposed increased funding for career-based education and job training programs.


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