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The Case For Urban Charter Schools

by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Contrary to much public rhetoric, the evidence for expanding charter schools in urban areas is stronger than ever. To be sure, the research is less positive for charters operating outside of the nation’s urban centers. And multiple studies suggest that internet-based schools and charters that serve mostly middle-class students, perform worse than their district counterparts, at least on traditional test-score-based measures.


Open Letter On Campus Culture

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, October 12, 2020

Adam Ellwanger, Professor of English at the University of Houston, has organized an important open letter on campus culture. It has hundreds of signatories. You can sign too if you wish.  

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Chinese Military Turns to U.S. University to Conduct Covert Research

via The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, February 23, 2020

[Subscription Required] Case of Chinese researcher at Boston University renews fears Beijing is targeting American academia

by Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha

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Better Pay, Better Teachers

by Eric Hanushekvia PolicyEd
Monday, October 12, 2020

Improving public education requires significantly enhancing teacher salaries, but also tilting compensation toward the most effective teachers.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, October 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the need for better teachers and schools.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

by John Batchelorvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, October 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "How Affirmative Action Falls Short."

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The Awful Economic Impact Of School Closings

cited Eric Hanushekvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, October 9, 2020

Most COVID-19 school closing discussions focus on how closures affect students academically, socially, and emotionally. But there’s another big issue to consider: the economic effect closures have on an individual’s lifetime income and the nation’s long-term economic growth.

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: SaaS, Decoding, Minerals, Supply Chain, Stock Exchange, Stealing Technology, and Chinese Students

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 11, 2020

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.


Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Reading Comprehension Is Not A Skill, And Other Lessons From Fordham’s Latest Study

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the following research, “Social Studies Instruction and Reading Comprehension: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study.”


Harvard PEPG’s Prof. Paul Peterson On Charter Schools, Digital Learning, & Ed Next Polling

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Ricochet
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson discusses his recent Wall Street Journal op-ed analyzing NAEP results from 2005-17 to show that charter schools are helping underprivileged students improve at faster rates than their peers in traditional district schools, especially among African-American students. 


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