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Learning To Change: New Takes On Education Reform

featuring Clint Bolick, Kate J. Hardimanvia The Federalist Society
Thursday, July 15, 2021
“Education is America’s great conundrum,” say Clint Bolick and Kate J. Hardiman in their new book, Unshackled: Freeing America’s K-12 Education System.
Analysis and Commentary

Three Hypotheses To Explain This Year’s Big Wins On School Choice

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

As has been reported and celebrated widely, the legislative sessions that just ended in many states brought great progress on the school choice front. According to the American Federation for Children, five states created new private-school choice programs this year, while eight jurisdictions expanded existing programs, and another two did both. 

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The summer issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Year Of School Choice

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 12, 2021

The Chief Executive Officer for ExcelinEd, Patricia Levesque, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss recent legislative changes to school choice in Florida, as well as advances in options around the country.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Garbage Time In California?

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, July 9, 2021

The latest in the Golden State, including the gubernatorial challengers’ struggles in earning media attention.

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Why Choice Improves Public Education

featuring Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Granting parents the freedom to send their children to the schools of their choice increases academic achievement and levels the playing field for more students.


An Improved Forecast For The NAEP Reading Assessment

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, July 8, 2021

The prolonged fracas within and far beyond the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) concerning a new “framework” for NAEP’s future assessment of reading has been ominous on several fronts—as I haven’t hesitated to say. But the past few weeks have markedly improved the situation to the point that a reasonable and viable consensus is coming into view.

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Critical Race Math Education Violates The Standard Principles Of Science

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

California’s new math proposal, which blends current ideas in social justice and antiracist thought with mathematics instruction, is a culturally driven agenda that will almost certainly fail those whom it is intended to help. The proposal, whose curriculum focuses on “social inequities” using “trauma-informed pedagogies,” provides no compelling arguments for why this approach will be better than traditional math education.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: How School Closures Translated Into Learning Losses

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 5, 2021

The Director of the ifo Center for the Economics of Education, Ludger Woessmann, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Woessmann’s new research, which investigates the long-term economic effects of student learning loss during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Philadelphia Freedom

interview with H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster revisits his introduction to Independence Day as a Philadelphia native.


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