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Colleges And Income Mobility: Undermatched, Overmatched And More

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Forbes
Monday, February 4, 2019

A potential academic contretemps between some giants in the economics profession has emerged relating to the issue of the role that colleges play in promoting intergenerational income mobility --the ability of lower-income Americans to use education as a means of achieving prosperity and sharing in the American Dream. One remarkable thing about this dispute is that it is led largely by women and nonwhite males, not the white males who dominate most of modern economics.

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How To Improve California’s Education, Housing Affordability

by Lee Ohanian, John B. Taylor mentioning Eric Hanushek, Hoover Institutionvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, February 4, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget comes when California is the most challenging state in the country for low- and middle-income households: California has the highest poverty rate of any of the 50 states. California also ranks 49th in both housing affordability and cost of living. It ranks 50th in homelessness, 40th in the overall tax burden and 42nd in how well it is educating its kindergarten through high school-age young people.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, February 4, 2019

Polling data reveal that when it comes to most debates in education policy, the divide between Republicans and Democrats is not growing. Only on issues like teacher tenure and merit pay is public opinion becoming more polarized.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Hidden Costs Of The LA Teachers Strike."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Hidden Costs Of The LA Teachers Strike."

In the News

How A Proposal For Flexible Funding Can Help Families Close The Enrichment Gap

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Brookings Institution
Thursday, January 31, 2019

In education policy debates, we often talk about inequality as if it was primarily driven by learning that happens—or doesn’t happen—in schools.

In the News

Stanford Student Wins Award For Project Based On Hoover Archives.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sophomore Kyle Duchynski won an Introductory Seminars Excellence Award for his project “The Forgotten Fight: The Failings of the Allied Intervention in Siberia” completed in the Winter 2017-2018 Introductory Seminar, The Soviet Union and the World: Views from the Hoover Archives (HISTORY 23N).

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Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Teacher Strikes, Democrats, And Ed Reform

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses what teacher strikes and Democratic presidential candidates’ support for them mean for education reform.

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Education Freedom (Not) In The Free State

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

I’ve lived in Maryland for more than four decades now and in recent years have been honored to serve on the state board of education and the statewide Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (a.k.a. Kirwan Commission). Certainly there are bright spots in this state’s K–12 system—some great schools, many fine teachers, forward-looking leaders, and more. 

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The Hidden Costs Of The LA Teachers Strike

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Unions are monopolists that work against the public good.

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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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