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Lindsey Burke: Universal School Choice Is Needed – Your Address Shouldn't Limit Your Child’s Future

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia Fox News
Friday, August 30, 2019
What social institutions have the most immediate and strongest impact on a child’s development and well-being? According to researchers for the Pew Charitable Trust’s Economic Mobility Project, it’s the child’s family circumstances, with schools ranking as the second-most important factor.

Richard Epstein: Obama Checked On Campus: (Part 01): & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Farewell To Title IX’s Kangaroo Courts."

Cyril Benoît

The Status of the Welfare State in a Free-Market Society: A Review of Intellectual Controversies since World War Ⅱ

Thursday, August 29, 2019

In the Western world, it is widely acknowledged that the Welfare state has gradually eroded since the end of the 1970s due to a range of liberalization and deregulation policies, such as the privatization of social insurance schemes, the decentralization of Welfare services or increases in competition between Welfare providers.


Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Boosting Student Outcomes With End-Of-Course Exams

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the new Fordham report on end-of-course exams and student outcomes.

Analysis and Commentary

End-Of-Course Exams Benefit Students—And States

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Amber M. Northernvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Education reformers in the United States have stumbled when it comes to high schools and the achievement evidence shows it. National Assessment results in grade twelve have been flat for a very long time. ACT and SAT scores are flat. U.S. results on PISA and TIMSS are essentially flat. College remediation rates—and dropout rates—remain high. Advanced Placement (AP) participation is up, but success on AP exams is not—and for minority students it’s down. 

Analysis and Commentary

The “Left Behind” Kids Made Incredible Progress From The Late 1990s Until The Great Recession. Here Are Key Lessons For Ed Reform.

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

This summer, I’ve been trying to make sense of the sizable gains made by America’s lowest-performing students and kids of color that coincided with the peak of the modern education reform movement. Today, I wrap up the series by offering some personal reflections on what we’ve learned. But first, let’s recap the facts and acknowledge the vast amount of ground yet to cover.

Analysis and Commentary

The Proficiency Bar Is Inching Upward, Yes, But…

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A dozen long years ago, when people were just beginning to take serious stock of what good and not-so-good was emerging from 2002’s enactment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), we at Fordham, in league with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), issued a 200-plus page analysis of the “proficiency” standards that states had by then been required to set and test for. 

In the News

The Power Of Purpose

quoting William Damonvia Thrive Global
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Over twenty years ago, like many college students in the throes of existential questions, I had half-knowingly embarked on a quest for meaning. For much of the time, I felt like a castaway in uncertain seas with only gut instinct and grit as my guide. In retrospect, I can see that if I would have had better tools and guides, my disorientation, and the angst that followed in its wake, could have been dramatically reduced.

In the News

What If Everyone Applied To College?

cited Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The U.S. has a college opportunity problem. University graduates earn higher lifetime wages and experience lower unemployment rates, but only about a third of the population obtains a bachelor’s degree by age 29.

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Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century

Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Friday, July 31, 2020

In celebration of its centennial, the Hoover Institution opens the exhibition Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century in Hoover Tower on October 10, 2019. Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Institution started as a special collections library devoted to the acquisition and study of documents related to the First World War. 



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