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Analysis and Commentary

The Kids Who Had Been “Left Behind” Are Doing Much Better Today Than 25 Years Ago. But What About Everyone Else?

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Student outcomes rose significantly for the lowest-performing students and students of color from the late-1990s until the Great Recession—especially in reading and math, but in other academic subjects, too. There’s also been big recent improvement in the high school graduation rate for these groups.

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More Money, But More Or Fewer Problems? The State Of The Golden State’s Public Schools

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

By this month’s end, an annual California migration will have occurred—a mass movement that, in sheer numbers, puts the swallows of San Juan Capistrano to shame.

Teachers picket in La Habra last December
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Teacher Strikes Are Not Going To Help California’s Students

by Eric Hanushekvia Eureka
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

When teachers in Los Angeles and Oakland went on strike earlier this year, they got a considerable amount of public support. This support is not too surprising, because there is widespread belief that teachers are underpaid. Now that the strikes have been settled, how should we view these actions?

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California Can Reform K–12 And Medi-Cal, Or Face A Future Of Perpetual Tax Hikes

by David Cranevia Eureka
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Here’s another way to look at the complicated question of California’s commitment to public education in these flush economic times, with some compelling illustration of the state’s finances. And an unsettling conclusion: more and more tax increases will be the Golden State’s fate unless lawmakers get serious about reforming two large portions of California’s budget—K–12 schools and Medi-Cal, which account for more than one-half of California’s General Fund spending.

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After A Year As Los Angeles’s School Superintendent, Learning To Separate Facts From Myths

by Austin Beutnervia Eureka
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A first-generation American, son of a factory worker and a schoolteacher, attends public schools. which provide him with a great education.

In the News

Courage Is The Cure For Political Correctness

quoting Michael McConnellvia National Review
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Resist the temptation to censor yourself and speak up for your views. No one said the fight against intolerance would be easy.


Bill Evers On The Andy Caldwell Show

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia The Andy Caldwell Show
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers discusses his Wall Street Journal article "California Wants to Teach Your Kids That Capitalism Is Racist."

In the News

Ed Next Poll: Support For Choice Increases, But Confusion Over Charters Remains

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia Education Dive
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

This year's results also show gaps between adults and their high school-age children when grading local schools.

In the News

What Should Free Speech Mean In College?

featuring Michael McConnellvia Stanford Magazine
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Universities must cultivate a climate in which students feel comfortable taking intellectual risks. Four faculty members weigh in on why setting that culture is hard.


Boot Camp Prepares Students For Policy-Making Roles

Monday, August 26, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A look at the 2019 Summer Policy Boot Camp.



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.

CREDO at Stanford University