Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss Finn's experience on Maryland’s Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, and its bold proposals for improving the state’s schools.
The long-awaited report of Maryland’s Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education—aka Kirwan Commission—was released last week. I had the honor (and sometimes pleasure) to serve on this body for the past two years as it strove with fair success to develop and recommend a coherent package of bold changes intended to transform K–12 schools in the Old Line State.
The Florida Tax Credit (FTC) scholarship program is the nation’s largest private school choice program. A new study finds that students who enroll in private schools through the FTC program are more likely to go to and graduate from college than their public school peers.
With President’s Day at hand, we at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute wondered how many public schools honor our former chief executives with their names—and what that might tell us about which presidents we revere.
Economist Tyler Cowen recently interviewed Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson. The audio and transcript are here. My three favorite highlights follow. After that, I’ll say what I wish Tyler had asked about.
A British MP talked about something other than Brexit the other week. Conservative MP Robert Halfon was speaking up for children’s education and how he wanted to smash up the current exam system to give young people better skills for their future working lives.
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.