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After Demanding Local Control, DeVos Finds That It Limits Her Influence

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The New York Times
Friday, March 9, 2018

After spending much of her life fighting for state and local control of education, Betsy DeVos last year found herself at the helm of the federal agency that she had long said stands in the way of educational innovation.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Where Is The Next "Education Governor"?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses what it will take to get gubernatorial candidates to embrace ed reform.
Interviews

The Olympian Challenges Facing America's High Schools

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses what the recent graduation rate scandals say about the state of the American high schools. 

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I'm OK, You're Not Learning

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

The California-born self-esteem movement has morphed into “social-emotional learning.” But it still sidelines real academic skills. 

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School Discipline Reform: Hard Lessons From The Front Lines

mentioning Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

In recent years, the school discipline pendulum has swung wildly, as policymakers, opinion-shapers, and interest groups have struggled over an inherently difficult problem.

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Michael Petrilli: Cheer Up, Education Reformers

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses education reform’s surprisingly good year.

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MIA In School: Instilling A Sense Of Purpose In Students

quoting William Damonvia Ed Surge
Friday, October 27, 2017

“Having a sense of purpose is 'the long-term, number one motivator in life,' said William Damon, author of “The Path to Purpose.”

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Three Ways Forward

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The charter movement has not one mission but three: improve teaching, spur districts to do better, and—as a last resort—reboot hopeless schools. 

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Bully for Budget Cuts

by Williamson M. Evers, Vicki E. Algervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Never mind the hysteria. The proposed federal cuts in education funding are smart and long overdue. 

Interviews

Chester Finn Talks With David Osborne On C-SPAN

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via C-SPAN
Monday, September 18, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn interviews author David Osborne concerning the charter school movement and Osborne offers his outlook for the future of public education as he discusses his book, Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System. 

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