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Education Fix Too Heavy On Dollars

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Robesonian
Thursday, December 12, 2019

As many predicted, the California-based consulting firm WestEd is recommending North Carolina spend billions of taxpayer dollars on pre-schools and district schools to meet the requirements of the Leandro case.

In the News

Why Mississippi Deserves More Federal Aid, And Massachusetts Less

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia BBN Times
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Imagine two school districts in a metropolitan area in the same state: one with higher incomes and property values, and the other with lower incomes and property values. Say that the schools are funded by local property taxes. Thus, if the same property tax rate applies to both school districts, children in the district with higher incomes and property values will have a lot more spent on their education than children in the district with lower incomes and property taxes.

Featured

Professionalizing Teaching And Winning The Salary Wars

by Eric Hanushekvia EducationNext
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The nation is stuck with a bad equilibrium in terms of teacher salaries: salaries are insufficient to attract new teachers who can fuel improved schools and yet they are not even high enough to satisfy current teachers. One result has been uncompromising rhetoric replacing viable solutions, and political responses that leave us in a worse position. The Chicago teachers’ strike continued the strife that played out last year from West Virginia to Los Angeles. Sequential appeasement of these outbreaks of union combativeness and teacher frustration will almost certainly not help the students and will likely make teachers worse off in the long run.

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Teacher Pay Raises Aren't Enough

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Monday, November 4, 2019

Adding evaluation would make all the difference for improving schools.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: What Parents Can Do To Help Kids Prepare For College

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 28, 2019

Diane Tavenner, the cofounder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her new book, “Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life,” and a series of tips and questions for parents as their children begin the college application process.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Are Teachers Really Underpaid?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 21, 2019

Andrew G. Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new article and whether teachers are paid appropriately compared to similar professions.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Turnaround Of Camden’s Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 7, 2019

Paymon Rouhanifard, CEO at Propel America, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his time as Superintendent of the Camden City School District, including how he worked to change the fortunes of a struggling district, as well as his current efforts at Propel America to ensure a path to prosperity for high school graduates.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Impact Of Education Savings Accounts In Arizona

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 23, 2019

Matt Beienburg, the Director of Education Policy at the Goldwater Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the impact of education savings accounts as a school choice option in Arizona.

In the News

ISU In-line With National Trend Of Rising Tuition

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia The Bengal (Idaho State University)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Rising tuition increases are nothing new, and with the student debt crisis recently reaching 1.5 trillion dollars, most every student can feel the pressure of paying tuition now and paying it off later.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson On The Remnant With Jonah Goldberg

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg
Monday, August 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how the West grew rich, the problems with contemporary historical scholarship, and other weighty issues.

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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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