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Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman
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Milton Friedman Lectures Now Available

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hoover Archives has recently digitized and made available five lectures delivered by former Hoover fellow and Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman.

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Tao Xisheng in the 1950
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Defectors In The Midst Of War

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Marco Polo Bridge Incident of July 1937 marked the beginning of the second Sino-Japanese War that would last for the next eight years. For the four and half years before Pearl Harbor, Nationalist China under Chiang Kai-shek fought a lone and bitter war with the Japanese.

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Here’s Something: Education Is Everyone’s ‘Passport To The Future’

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Forecaster
Monday, February 5, 2018

My mother taught English for 40 years to a cross-section of youth at a junior high school near the U.S. Navy submarine base in Groton, Connecticut. She taught the works of Charles Dickens and Emily Dickinson, the grammatical differences of two, too and to, and how to write poetry and a five-paragraph essay to a classroom of Navy kids. 

Anna Mazurkiewicz, Associate Professor of History at the University of Gdańsk

Polish Americanist Completes Six Months of Research in the Archives

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Anna Mazurkiewicz, Associate Professor of History at the University of Gdańsk, has just completed her Fulbright senior research fellowship at Stanford’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES).  Much of that time she spent in the Hoover Library & Archives.

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Ben Franklin Circles Continue At Library

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Daily Chronicle
Monday, February 5, 2018

The DeKalb Public Library continues to host Ben Franklin Circles for the public. A teen-only group meets at 4 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month and an all-ages group will meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month.

Analysis and Commentary

Narrowing The Gifted Gap For Disadvantaged Students

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Amber M. Northernvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The United States wastes an enormous amount of its human capital by failing to cultivate the innate talents of many of its young people, particularly high-ability girls and boys from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds. That failure exacts a great cost from the nation’s economy, widens painful gaps in income, frustrates efforts to spur upward mobility, contributes to civic decay and political division, and worsens the inequalities that plague so many elements of our society.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson Versus Caplan On Responding To Bored Students

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In his interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education, co-blogger Bryan Caplan stated: In order to make my subject relevant, I would actually have to learn a lot about the occupations the students are doing and just teach, really, a completely different subject.

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At Stanford, First Cardinal 'Conversation' Spotlights Technology, Politics

Thursday, February 1, 2018
David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The new Stanford initiative Cardinal Conversations examined the intersections of politics and technology with entrepreneurs and Stanford alumni Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel. Historian Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institution moderated a discussion that included questions from the largely student audience.

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Analysis and Commentary

Paul Peterson On Compulsory Schooling And His Best Teacher

by David R. Hendersonfeaturing Paul E. Petersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

One of my more-delightful colleagues at the Hoover Institution (there are actually many to choose from) is Paul Peterson, the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government at Harvard University. He's also Senior Editor of Education Next.

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Do Charter Schools Worsen Segregation?

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Governing
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

They largely serve minority students, but supporters say that’s not a problem -- it’s actually the point.

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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.

CREDO at Stanford University