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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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Putting Aside Woke Things

by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Far too many schools place social justice ahead of learning. For the sake of students, we must reject this harmful revolution.

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AP Makes the Grade

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Education reforms come and go, most achieving little. But Advanced Placement programs? They work.

Diploma Dilemma
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The Diploma Dilemma

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

How to realize the potential of today’s students and strengthen our country’s economic and social vitality in the decades to come.

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“The Integrity Of The High School Diploma Is At-Risk”—Hoover Education Success Initiative Releases Policy Briefing Exploring America’s “Diploma Dilemma”

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

With state legislative sessions in full swing across the country, the Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI), a newly formed research program at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, has released “The Diploma Dilemma”—a policy brief that details how high school graduation rates continue to rise even as overall academic and career skill attainment remain flat.

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The Libertarian: School Choice And The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, February 7, 2020

A Montana case may have major implications for the future of educational freedom.

HESI Policy AnalysisFeatured

The Unavoidable: Tomorrow's Teacher Compensation

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Thursday, January 30, 2020

States and localities cannot avoid dealing with issues of teacher compensation. Not only is it the largest budget item for many local governments, but also it is the place of largest leverage for improving the quality of schools.

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An Imperfect Storm

by Daniel Disalvo featuring Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Terry Moe scrutinizes the creative destruction that Hurricane Katrina wrought, quite literally, on New Orleans’ schools. 

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It’s Not “for the Children”

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Striking for more money serves the needs of teachers, not students. To put pupils’ needs first, boost the salaries of effective teachers.

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The Politics Of Institutional Reform

by Terry M. Moevia PolicyEd
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

In the New Orleans school system after Hurricane Katrina, we get the rare opportunity to observe what happens when vested interest power—which normally protects bad institutions from change—is removed from the equation, and decision makers are free to do whatever seems to work in seeking real reform.


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