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Colleges' Transformed Mission Misses the Mark

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, February 15, 2019

In his “Theses on Feuerbach,” the young Karl Marx proclaimed, “[P]hilosophers have only hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it” (emphasis in original). Mission statements of several of our preeminent colleges and universities follow suit. The primary purpose of liberal education, according to these formal pronouncements, is not to understand the world but to remake it.

Centennial Speaker Series

A Century of Ideas: Changing the Education Debate

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Hoover scholars have been heavily involved in far-reaching educational research, and their work provides surprisingly positive answers to thorny questions, such as whether scholarship has ever influenced the debate on educational policy; whether new policies are just about politics without regard to fact; and how to mitigate bad ideas by introducing good ideas through research and analysis.


Michael Petrilli: The Profit Motive And Education

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the appropriate role of for-profit entities in education.

Analysis and Commentary

Instructional Coaches: The Heroes Of The Golden Age Of Educational Practice

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas Fordham Institute
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Whether initiated from the bottom-up or the top-down, any effort to help educators align their practice with the best evidence is going to succeed or fail on the strength of its implementation.

In the News

Kean University’s China Fiasco Illustrates Need For State Oversight

quoting Hoover Institutionvia NJ Spotlight
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Plan to give management control of campus outpost in Wenzhou to the Chinese government has security and ethical risks.

In the News

Procedure Without Accountability

quoting Eric Hanushekvia City Journal
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Philip Howard details how government-worker unions impede rational decision-making.

In the News

Visiting Researcher Stipe Kljaic Quests For Opposition To The Yugoslav Communist Regime At The Hoover Institution

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

My primary research interest is intellectual history of the 20th century Croatia and former Yugoslavia, so the archival research done at the Hoover Institution was of great significance for my theme of interest. 


The Education Exchange: Charter School Effectiveness Growing In Texas

by Education Nextwith Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, February 11, 2019

Most studies of charter schooling look at how charter schools compare with traditional schools at one point in time, but the success of the reform depends on whether the charter sector improves over time.

Analysis and Commentary

We Can’t Just Invest In Building Great Curricula

with Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, February 7, 2019

In my last post, I described a demand-side approach to bringing evidence-based practices into schools by developing programs and processes that help educators ask the right questions and find new solutions that work for them. Now I’d like to tackle the supply side: the creation and marketing of tools, especially curriculum, that can help drive evidence-based change in the classroom.

In the News

With Bloomberg’s Backing, Top Colleges Seek More Low-Income Students

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia The Washington Post
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Leaders of more than 100 selective colleges and universities met here this week at the offices of billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg to strategize on how to recruit and graduate more students from the lowest rungs of the economic ladder.


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.

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