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Analysis and Commentary

Dear Teachers, Most Of The Popular Lessons You Found Online Aren't Worth Using

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

As we were putting the final touches on our new report, The Supplemental Curriculum Bazaar: Is What's Online Any Good?, Amazon unveiled a “new storefront” called Amazon Ignite. The site will allow educators to earn money by publishing—online, of course—their original educational resources (lesson plans, worksheets, games, and more).

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Inner Workings Of The Providence Public School District

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, December 9, 2019

David Steiner, the Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the review of the Providence Public School District recently undertaken by Johns Hopkins. The review includes distressing news on proficiency in math and reading, teacher morale and deteriorating facilities.


Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: The Effects Of Early College Programs

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the long-term impact of early college high school programs.

Analysis and Commentary

Put “Whole Language” On Trial

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The case against reading instruction that leads to illiteracy.

David Berlinski
In the News

“Erudite,” “Profound,” “Beautifully Wrought”: Peter Robinson On Berlinski’s Human Nature

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Evolution News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Those are just some of the terms of apt praise applied to David Berlinsk’s new book, Human Nature, by Peter Robinson, Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.


Professionalizing Teaching And Winning The Salary Wars

by Eric Hanushekvia EducationNext
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The nation is stuck with a bad equilibrium in terms of teacher salaries: salaries are insufficient to attract new teachers who can fuel improved schools and yet they are not even high enough to satisfy current teachers. One result has been uncompromising rhetoric replacing viable solutions, and political responses that leave us in a worse position. The Chicago teachers’ strike continued the strife that played out last year from West Virginia to Los Angeles. Sequential appeasement of these outbreaks of union combativeness and teacher frustration will almost certainly not help the students and will likely make teachers worse off in the long run.

In the News

These Shop Teachers Told Their Students To Form A Union

quoting Terry M. Moevia Education Week
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Under the supervision of two foremen, workers clad in white coveralls use a sandblaster and other power tools to remove corrosion from airplane parts.


Teacher Pay Raises Aren't Enough

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Monday, November 4, 2019

Adding evaluation would make all the difference for improving schools.

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Seattle Schools Propose To Teach That Math Education Is Racist—Will California Be Far Behind?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

California’s latest K–12 test scores were released earlier this month. Despite spending 26 percent more per pupil after inflation since 2011, test scores remain low, and improvement is proceeding at a glacial pace. Just 40 percent of California schoolchildren are proficient at math. What should be done? Seattle’s idea is to teach their students that US math education is racist, is used to oppress people of color and the disadvantaged, and has been used to exploit natural resources.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Are Teachers Really Underpaid?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 21, 2019

Andrew G. Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new article and whether teachers are paid appropriately compared to similar professions.


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.

CREDO at Stanford University