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Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Settlement Is Reached In Lawsuit Over Whether Delaware’s Schools Are So Bad They Are Unconstitutional

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 19, 2020

The co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland Business and Commercial Litigation team, Rocco E. Testani, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a recently settled adequacy lawsuit in Delaware. The plaintiffs originally alleged that students in Delaware, particularly disadvantaged students defined as low income, English learners and students with disabilities, were not receiving an adequate education in that state under its constitution. Testani was the lead attorney in the case, defending the state.

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Better Pay, Better Teachers

by Eric Hanushekvia PolicyEd
Monday, October 12, 2020

Improving public education requires significantly enhancing teacher salaries, but also tilting compensation toward the most effective teachers.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: A $14 Trillion Loss From Coronavirus-Related School Closures

by Paul E. Peterson interview with Eric Hanushekvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 21, 2020

The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Eric Hanushek, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Hanushek’s new study, which calculates the expected losses to the annual GDP incurred by the Covid-19 shutdown of schools.

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Condoleezza Rice And Eric Hanushek: Education In The Time Of COVID-19

interview with Condoleezza Rice, Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Videos
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows Condoleezza Rice and Eric Hanushek discuss meeting the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic to the future of our worldwide education infrastructure.

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An Economist Looks at 90: Tom Sowell on Charter Schools and Their Enemies

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 2, 2020


The day before this show was recorded, Dr. Thomas Sowell began his 10th decade of life. Remarkably on one hand and yet completely expected on the other, he remains as engaged, analytical, and thoughtful as ever. In this interview (one of roughly a dozen or so we’ve conducted with Dr. Sowell over the years), we delve into his new book Charter Schools and Their Enemies, a sobering look at the academic success of charter schools in New York City, and the fierce battles waged by teachers unions and progressive politicians to curtail them.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Will Charter Schools Open This Fall?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 8, 2020

The President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Nina Rees, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how charters have responded to the Covid-19 school shutdowns so far, and how they can continue to utilize technology and adapt amid the uncertainty surrounding a fall reopening.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: First Year Of College Available Online, Tuition-Free

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 1, 2020

The founder and CEO of, Steve Klinsky, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the online platform, which offers free college-level courses that in many cases can be used to get credit toward a degree. With an economic downturn and traditional colleges and universities physically closed because of the novel coronavirus, this may be an increasingly attractive option for students.

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Eric Hanushek And Margaret Raymond: COVID-19 And Schools | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Eric Hanushek, Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, May 14, 2020


Hoover Institution Fellows Eric Hanushek And Margaret Raymond discuss COVID-19 And Schools.

Analysis and Commentary

A Conservative Agenda For School Board Members

by Michael J. Petrilli, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Let us start with a confession: As card-carrying members of the school-choice and testing-and-accountability wings of the education reform movement, we have at times been dismissive, even hostile, to local school board members. That’s because these elected officials, constrained as they may be by laws, regulations, and the leanings of those they employ, have often seemed willing to protect the status quo and resist changes intended to overhaul the jalopy we call American public schooling.

Analysis and Commentary

Portland Public Schools' Plan To Beggar Its Neighbors

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Unemployed workers in Oregon and many other states qualify for the full $600 a week if they lose as little as 10% of their pay due to coronavirus, not only if they completely lose their jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


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