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Unshackled: Freeing America’s K–12 Education System

by Clint Bolick, Kate J. Hardimanvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

How should we design a K–12 school system for the 21st century? Unshackled explores how to leverage decentralization, school choice, and technology to further freedom and flexibility in education.

In the News

Election To Bring Major Changes To Senate Education Committee, With Early Childhood Champion Patty Murray Likely To Lead If Democrats Prevail

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The 74 Million
Monday, October 19, 2020

With several close races offering Democrats the chance to take control of the Senate and Sen. Lamar Alexander’s upcoming retirement after five years as chair of the education committee, it’s clear federal education policy will take a turn next year. The question is where.

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The Federal Role In Education

interview with James Blew, Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Assistant Secretary James Blew and Eric Hanushek discussed The Federal Role in Education on Capital Conversations.

In the News

Center For American Liberty Files Injunction In #OpenCASchools Lawsuit

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia California Globe
Friday, July 31, 2020

Governor Newsom announced that in more than 30 counties, representing 80% of the state’s population, school buildings will remain closed. “This prohibition of in-person educational instruction appears to restrict both private and public schools—leaving the overwhelming majority of students without genuine access to an education,” the Center for American Liberty said when the filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of Governor Newsom’s shutdown of California 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.

In the News

The Collapsing Case Against Charter Schools

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Agenda, National Review
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thomas Sowell — who will have just turned 90 when this review is published — could have retired by now. He could be publishing the memoirs of a celebrated intellectual or the late-career tracts of an éminence grise. What does he give us, instead? A methodologically rigorous, closely argued, data-driven case for charter schools, with very little high-flown rhetoric (I noted one exclamation point) and 94 pages of data tables. Charter Schools and Their Enemies is a bloodbath for Sowell’s intellectual opponents, and it ought to be a neutron bomb in the middle of the school-reform debate. But Thomas Sowell has been giving the reading public and the policymaking class some of the most intelligent advice to be had for many decades — why would they start listening to him now?

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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

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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.

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Terry Moe: The Future Of Education Reform And Its Politics | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Terry M. Moevia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Terry Moe Discusses The Future Of Education Reform And Its Politics.

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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

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

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The Libertarian: Education Reform, The Law, And The Problem With Positive Rights

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A Michigan case prescribes the wrong remedy for failing schools.

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