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LA Teacher Union Prioritizes Hamas Over Reopening Schools

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Two months ago, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky remarked, “My son is back in school. CDC believes schools should be the last place to close and the first place to open.” Lucky for Walensky that she doesn’t live in California, which is among the worst states in returning students to their classrooms.


Poorly Targeted: Student Loan Forgiveness

by Michael J. Petrillivia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Rather than forgiving student loans across the board, targeted assistance is a better way to benefit the people who need the most help.

Analysis and Commentary

Marbury V. The Education Department

by John Yoovia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, May 24, 2021

[Subscription Required] Biden’s secretary defies the Supreme Court’s foundational decision from 1803.


The Education Exchange: Maverick: A Biography Of Thomas Sowell

by Paul E. Peterson featuring Thomas Sowellvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 24, 2021

A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Jason Riley, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Riley’s new biography on Thomas Sowell, which chronicles the life of the long-time senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.


Preschool Support, Sure. Biden’s Plan, No.

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, May 21, 2021

The overriding problem with President Biden’s education scheme, as presented in his grandiose “American Families” package, is its focus on more schooling rather than more learning. 


The Danger Of Bringing Back Big Government

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

In the debate between liberals and conservatives, the role of government is a favorite topic. After decades of growth in the size and role of the federal government, Ronald Reagan famously began his presidency in the 1980s by saying, “Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.” Even Democrat Bill Clinton acknowledged in the 1990s that “the era of big government is over.”

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A Conversation With Senator Rob Portman

interview with Robert Portman , Lanhee J. Chenvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Senator Rob Portman in conversation with Lanhee Chen.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Costs Of Covid Countermeasures

by Paul E. Peterson interview with David R. Hendersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 17, 2021

A research fellow at the Hoover Institution, David R. Henderson, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the long-term costs of the pandemic response on young people.


Lanhee Chen: Parents Slam School Board Over Critical Race Theory

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen analyzes the role education plays in civil unrest.

Analysis and Commentary

In Praise Of Robert Pondiscio, The Education Gadfly’s Gadfly

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, May 13, 2021

After a fantastic seven-year run at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, our colleague Robert Pondiscio is heading to the more spacious pasture of the American Enterprise Institute, where he will join Rick Hess and many of our other friends, colleagues, and partners. We’re thrilled that Robert will remain a Senior Visiting Fellow at Fordham, as well, writing regularly for Gadfly and Flypaper. Readers may not notice much of a change at all.


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