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Education 20/20 With Naomi Schaefer Riley And Jonah Goldberg

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Education 20/20 with Naomi Schaefer Riley and Jonah Goldberg" on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: What Will The 2018 Midterm Election Results Mean For School Choice?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, November 26, 2018

Clint Bolick, an Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, talks with Paul E. Peterson about how the results of gubernatorial elections will affect the school choice climate in various states. They also discuss the proposed expansion of an education savings account program which was on the ballot in Arizona.

In the News

Don't Let Trump Hatred Thwart The School Choice Movement

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Detroit school board recently voted 6-to-1 to consider removing Dr. Ben Carson's name from one of its high schools. Carson, a former Detroit student and former head of pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, pioneered several groundbreaking neurosurgical procedures. He now serves as President Donald Trump's secretary of housing and urban development. But one school board member said Carson's name on the school is comparable to "having Trump's name on our school in blackface."


Liberal Education As An Antidote To Identity Politics

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Donald Trump’s presidency has provoked an outpouring of anguished commentary about the norms — that is, customary behavior and moral standards — that underlie liberal democracy in America. The president has certainly disrupted settled patterns of campaigning, politics, and governance. The reasons for his success, the limitations of his style, and the consequences for the nation deserve careful examination.

Analysis and Commentary

The Way To Improve Educational Practice At Scale Is To Invest In R&D

by Michael J. Petrillivia Ed Excellence
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Last week, I argued that the education-policy field has reached a state of homeostasis, “characterized by clearer and fairer but lighter touch accountability systems; the incremental growth of school choice options for families; but no appetite for big and bold new initiatives.” 


The End Of Education Policy?

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn discusses whether we’ve reached the “end of education policy.”

In the News

Too Many Asians At Harvard? No, Not Enough Asians At Harvard.

mentioning John Yoovia Reason
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

For some reason, Harvard's admissions staff keep giving Asian American applicants lower "personal ratings" than white applicants. 


The Education Exchange: The Effect Of Information On College Aspirations

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, November 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson discusses the paper he and Albert Chang wrote titled “Experimental Impacts of Customized Information on College Aspirations.”


Moral Bankruptcy

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, November 19, 2018

People who follow politics, even casually, learn not to expect high moral standards from politicians. But there are some outrages that show a new low, even for politicians. Among the consequences of Democrats' recent election victories, especially at the state and local levels, is the election of officials who have publicly announced their opposition to charter schools, and their determination to restrict or roll back the growth of those schools.

Analysis and Commentary

Panel Paper: Experimental Impacts Of Customized Information On College Aspirations

by Albert Cheng, Paul E. Petersonvia Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Friday, November 9, 2018

In this paper, we conduct an experiment embedded in a survey to test whether the provision of customized information about the costs and returns to completing a post-secondary education affects parents’ post-secondary aspirations for their children. In all prior experiments that provide information, parents are given a national average of net costs and returns. This approach masks local idiosyncrasies in college costs and returns. 


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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