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What a Reformer Believes

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Improving education isn’t just one long policy battle. Reformers of all stripes can claim common ground and even—sometimes—common sense.

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Is Reform Even Possible?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., David Steinervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

It’s easy to get discouraged about the many stubborn obstacles to better schools. Thoughts on giving the system the jolt it needs.

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The Good Intentions And Unfortunate Consequences Of Government Programs

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Milton Friedman explains that in case after case, government programs adopted for good purposes have had the opposite effects. Federal programs on housing, schooling, health care, and job training have created as many problems as they have solved. There are almost no exceptions of governmental programs that have achieved their initial stated goals.

Analysis and Commentary

Summer Reading For The College Class of 2023

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, July 15, 2019

Most colleges and universities have a summer reading program.  A faculty member or high-ranking administrator typically selects three books (or more) and sends them to every first-year and transfer student.  When they arrive on campus for orientation week, they discuss the readings with fellow students, faculty, and sometimes the authors of the books.

Analysis and Commentary

How Rising Costs Have Affected Higher Education

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 15, 2019

Richard Vedder, a Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book, "Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America," and how rising college tuition costs have changed the dialogue around higher education.

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Li Rui Papers Open For Research

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce that the papers of prominent Chinese historian and politician Li Rui are now open for research. Consisting of correspondence, diaries, meeting minutes...

In the News

The Path To Sustainability For The Liberian Education Advancement Programme (LEAP)

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Ventures
Thursday, July 11, 2019

In 2016, Liberia – one of the poorest countries in the world – embarked on the world’s most innovative public-private partnership in education. Its government was determined to improve learning outcomes for children.


Michael Petrilli: While The Democratic Candidates Debate The Past, The Future Of Education Policy Is In The Hands Of The States

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses last month’s presidential debates as well as the busy legislative sessions recently concluded in many states.
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Worthless Paper: We Don’t Need No Degree!

quoting Michael Spencevia Deccan Herald
Thursday, July 11, 2019

If one rummages through economic theories, one finds three powerful ideas that show why education is important for society. Firstly, education ‘converts’ humans into human capital. This makes us productive and creative.

Analysis and Commentary

A Hypothesis: NCLB-Era Achievement Gains Stemmed Largely From Declining Child Poverty Rates

by Michael J. Petrillivia The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

It’s long been understood that, on average, there’s a strong relationship between a child’s socioeconomic status and his or her academic outcomes. It’s also the case that when poor families become less poor—either because of more “market income” or due to social programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit—their children tend to do better in school.


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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