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Give Teachers More Money. The Raises Will Pay For Themselves

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris of California wants to increase teachers’ pay nationwide to the level enjoyed by other college-educated workers — and her proposal would give a typical educator a $13,500 raise. She suggests covering the $30-billion-a-year price tag by increasing the estate tax and closing some loopholes benefiting the top 1% of taxpayers.

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Achievement Gap Between Rich And Poor Is Unchanged After 50 Years, Study Says

quoting Eric Hanushekvia EdWeek
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

She spoke while on a panel organized by the Hoover Institution on the study. ... the study's co-author and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Higher Pay Leads To Smarter Teachers, Global Study Says

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

When teachers have higher cognitive skills, their students perform better academically, according to a new study that compared data from 31 countries.

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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?


Michael Petrilli: The Profit Motive And Education

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the appropriate role of for-profit entities in education.

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How A Proposal For Flexible Funding Can Help Families Close The Enrichment Gap

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Brookings Institution
Thursday, January 31, 2019

In education policy debates, we often talk about inequality as if it was primarily driven by learning that happens—or doesn’t happen—in schools.

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The Libertarian: Teacher Unions, Strikes, And Public Education

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, January 24, 2019

What the Los Angeles strike tells us about labor’s influence on education policy.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Effect Of Information On College Aspirations

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, November 19, 2018

Are parents move likely to want to send their kids to college if they are given accurate information about the costs and benefits of attending college? A new study looks at what happens when parents are given customized information about the cost of going to college and the wage premium for earning a college degree.

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This Is What The Kansas Candidates For Governor Have In Store For School Spending

quoting Eric Hanushekvia KCUR
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Take a look at the Kansas budget and one item looms large, eating up more state spending than anything else. Schools swallow about $4.5 billion. That spending rose after an infusion of cash by lawmakers earlier this year in response to a court ruling in a long-running fight over whether state government does enough to support public education.


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.


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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