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Interviews

Michael Petrilli: How KIPP-DC Develops And Retains Teachers

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Fordham Institute
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses Capital Teaching Residency and other efforts to build an effective and sustainable teacher corps.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Subject Tests For Prospective Elementary Teachers Have High Failure Rates

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, March 4, 2019

A new study finds that astonishingly high numbers of elementary school teacher candidates fail their professional licensing tests each year, with the highest failure rates among candidates of color. The tests assess subject knowledge in English, science, mathematics, and social studies. The study, conducted by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), also finds that teacher preparation programs give little attention to the content knowledge that teacher candidates need.

Analysis and Commentary

Smarter Teachers = Higher Student Achievement

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Everybody knows that teacher quality matters hugely in education, indeed may be the single most potent variable in a classroom, school or system. Yet it’s also an exceptionally elusive and inherently contentious quality. Is a “quality” teacher simply the same thing as an “effective” teacher, with the latter typically gauged by looking at measurable student outcomes of one sort of another, preferably via a sophisticated “value added” calculation? 

In the News

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 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

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

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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