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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?

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Hidden Costs Of The LA Teachers Strike."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Hidden Costs Of The LA Teachers Strike."

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Teacher Strikes, Democrats, And Ed Reform

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses what teacher strikes and Democratic presidential candidates’ support for them mean for education reform.

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Better Pay for Better Teachers

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Who really stands in the way of higher pay for teachers? Teachers’ unions.

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Ready, Set, Diverge

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The journey to college or career should start much earlier than the final years of high school—and include a realistic appraisal of students’ skills and interests.

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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.

Teachers picket in La Habra last December
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LA Teachers Strike To Preserve Their Ruinous Monopoly

by Lee Ohanian quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Hill
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Last week, 31,000 Los Angeles Unified School District teachers represented by the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) union went on strike for the first time in 30 years.

Analysis and Commentary

Deconstructing Teacher Turnover

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, January 3, 2019

During the news lull between Christmas and New Years, the Wall Street Journal published an alarmist piece about the high rate of teachers and other public educators quitting their jobs. Reporters Michelle Hackman and Erick Morath examined Labor Department data on employee turnover during the first ten months of 2018 and found that educators were exiting at the rate of 83 per 10,000 per month, which would work out to almost one in ten over the course of a full year.

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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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