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The Intriguing Economics Of College Athletes Licensing Their Images

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom signed into law California’s Fair Pay to Play Act, which will allow California college athletes to sign commercial deals for the use of their identities and likenesses.  The law, which will also allow student athletes to hire agents to negotiate on their behalf, will take effect in 2023. This could be the law that upsets the NCAA’s long-standing cozy apple cart that has successfully funneled almost all collegiate athletic revenue to universities, and the economics of this law are fascinating.

In the News

Private Equity Takeovers Result In Significant Job Losses

cited Steven J. Davisvia Axios
Monday, October 7, 2019

Private equity takeovers result in significant job losses, according to a landmark new study by Josh Lerner of Harvard Business School and Steve Davis of the University of Chicago.

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The Death Of Europe, With Douglas Murray

interview with Douglas Murrayvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 7, 2019

Has increased immigration to EU member nations created distrust and delusion, contributing to a continent in the grip of a culture in the midst of its own suicide?

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Turnaround Of Camden’s Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 7, 2019

Paymon Rouhanifard, CEO at Propel America, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his time as Superintendent of the Camden City School District, including how he worked to change the fortunes of a struggling district, as well as his current efforts at Propel America to ensure a path to prosperity for high school graduates.

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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Charter Schools Lift All Boats

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses a new Fordham study concerning how the charter market share affects student achievement for kids in both charter and district schools.

In the News

Hoover Institution Acquires Alla Yaroshinska Papers

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Alla Yaroshinska is a journalist and was a political figure in the late USSR. She served as a member of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1991, deputy to the minister of press and information until 1993, and then adviser to President Boris Yeltsin and member of his Presidential Council.

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Analysis and Commentary

Advanced Coursework Gets A Needed Boost

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Last week in Austin, at the annual “summit” sponsored by the PIE (“Policy Innovators in Education”) Network, prizes were conferred on a handful of state-based education-reform groups that had accomplished remarkable feats in the previous year, this despite the reform-averse mood that chills much of the nation.

In the News

Coerced Egalitarianism Isn’t Fair At All

mentioning Richard A. Epsteinvia Independent Institute
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Equality sounds great, but is the coercive pursuit of equality routinely leading to inequality—or worse things, like systematic injustice and abuse? Could the modern romance with egalitarianism be a destructive flirtation?

The StateFeatured

Why Drug Addicts Outnumber High School Students In San Francisco

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

San Francisco is one the most productive cities in the world and is the headquarters for several remarkably innovative and creative businesses, including Twitter, Uber, Lyft, and Fitbit, among others. But drug abusers have taken over several of its most densely populated neighborhoods and much of its central business district.

Analysis and Commentary

Here’s More Evidence That Expanding Charter Schools In Big Cities Helps All Kids Of Color, Even Those Who Stay In District Schools. Are Critics Willing To Rethink Their Opposition?

by Michael J. Petrilli, Amber M. Northernvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Those of us at Fordham have strived over the course of our organization’s two-decade existence to stay open to new evidence and to be willing to change our minds. For example, we shifted from the notion of "letting a thousand flowers bloom" when it came to charter schools to acknowledging that "some weeding is necessary" after multiple studies showed just how poor the achievement of some charters was turning out to be, and just how hard it was to actually shut such failing charter schools down. And there have been other smaller shifts over the years, too, on funding, teacher diversity, and more.

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