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Analysis and Commentary

With Its Next Stimulus Bill, Congress Should Return Federal Education Aid To Its Roots

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

After months of anticipation, Senate Republicans finally released their bid for the next big Covid-19 relief bill this week, dubbed the HEALS act. The headline news for K–12 education is the proposal to steer the bulk of education aid to schools that open for in-person instruction, which is triggering angry reactions from most of the education establishment.


The Virus May Strike Teachers Unions

by David R. Hendersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

What happens when they refuse to do their jobs and it turns out home-schoolers are better at it anyway?

Analysis and Commentary

The Value Of A College Degree Depends On Where You Live In North Carolina

by Michael J. Petrilli, Olivia Piontekvia Winston-Salem Journal
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Last month, the UNC Board of Governors unanimously selected former N.C. Community College System president Peter Hans to head the North Carolina University system. His appointment underscores the state’s commitment to providing its residents with affordable postsecondary education options and strong career pathways, plus reengaging adults who have completed some college to reenroll and earn their degrees.

In the News

Reality Check: What Will It Take To Reopen Schools Amid A Pandemic? From Finances To Teaching To Learning Loss, 32 Experts Weigh In On 8 Big Unanswered Questions

cited Terry M. Moevia The 74
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Throughout the month of July, The 74 and the Center on Reinventing Public Education presented a collection of short, provocative responses from a diverse roster of participants — educators and policymakers differing in background, ideology and professional credentials — to eight big, unanswered questions our school systems will face when students return this fall.

In the News

Union Says ‘Panicked’ Teachers Preparing ‘Living Wills, Life Insurance’ As Schools Open

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Breitbart
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The nation’s largest teachers’ union says many of its members are so anxious about returning to school that some are preparing with “living wills and life insurance.”

In the News

Thomas Sowell Happily Removes Race From Success Equation

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Real Clear Markets
Monday, July 27, 2020
Hoover Institution economist Thomas Sowell has long made a case that it is not racism that makes Blacks on average poorer than other Americans. Data concerning Nigerian immigrants and their children emphasize this point.
In the News

I Can’t Keep Doing This. Please Open The Schools

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia The Atlantic
Monday, July 27, 2020

“I can’t keep doing this.” I hear that over and over from my friends with kids. Holding a job, parenting, and teaching all at once during the pandemic is a juggling act that no one was prepared to undertake, and it has brought working parents to the breaking point.


The Education Exchange: Thomas Sowell’s “Charter Schools And Their Enemies”

by Paul E. Peterson featuring Thomas Sowellvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 27, 2020

A senior fellow and vice president for external affairs at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Robert Pondiscio, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Thomas Sowell’s new book, Charter Schools and Their Enemies, and the heavy criticism that charters currently face.

In the News

Spare A Thought For The Lonely, Excellent Charter School: Roger Ruvolo

cited Thomas Sowellvia The Sun
Saturday, July 25, 2020

You might think students, their parents and teachers are important stakeholders in public education. But you would be wrong. You know this simply by listening to the vitriolic, big-money opposition to charter schools.

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Dr. Scott Atlas: Science Demands That Schools Reopen

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Federalist Radio Hour
Friday, July 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the data surrounding schools reopening and the dangers of not following the science.


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