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Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Populism In Education Policy—”A Suspicion Of Elites”

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 24, 2020

The Editor-in-chief of Education Next, Marty West, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the findings from the 2020 Education Next Survey, including populism as a factor in people’s views of education policy. “People who are suspicious of elites feel like the elites are in control of our educational system” is one way of interpreting the findings, Peterson says.

In the News

Keeping Schools Closed Is Hurting Our Kids

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia American Thinker
Friday, August 21, 2020

With all the conflicting opinions these days, it's hard for people to know if their kids are "safe" in school. Dr. Scott Atlas, Hoover Institution senior fellow and former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center, weighed in: "There is zero science to back up claims that the schools should be closed or even opened with any constraints whatsoever."

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GoodFellows: A Little Revolution Now And Then . . .

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Hoover Podcasts
Friday, August 21, 2020

Its virtual national convention now concluded, what is the Democratic Party’s vision? Hoover Institution Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster and John Cochrane discuss whether the November election will spawn a policy push for the left and how a Biden presidency would balance old-guard liberal governance against a younger generation’s socialist and activist cravings.

In the News

Back On Track ESAs Offer Opportunity For Parents, Students

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Westfield Free Press-Courier
Thursday, August 20, 2020

With the start of the school year fast approaching, everyone from parents and students to teachers and school administrators is likely feeling anxious about what lies ahead.

In the News

New Trump Coronavirus Adviser Makes Case For Opening All Schools

featuring Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Dr. Scott Atlas, President Trump’s newest coronavirus adviser, is pressing the case for ensuring that schools are open.

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Michael Petrilli: On Biden’s Education Platform

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about the educational platforms discussed in the presidential election campaigns.

Analysis and Commentary

Teaching Race And Ethnic Relations: 1975 Vs. 2020

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

On August 17, 2020, California’s Governor Newsom signed into law a requirement that every student enrolled in any of the 23 California State University Campuses take a course on ethnic studies as a graduation requirement. Options include courses on Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latina and Latino Americans.

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Decision 2020 Report: COVID-19 And Education Reform

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In the 18th edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows discuss the success of charter schools and why teachers’ unions oppose them; the national struggle over reopening schools amid the COVID-19 crisis; and the future of American education beyond the pandemic.

In the News

Canceling School Hurts Low-Income And Minority Families The Most

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia The Record Delta
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

President Trump welcomed a group of teachers, parents, and physicians to the White House Wednesday to discuss how best to get American children back to school safely this fall.

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Decentralizing Schools

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

More school choice for parents and students is the surest way to improve school quality and promote innovation in education.


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