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Parent Engagement In Public Schools

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Overton County News
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Public policy must enable parents and community leaders to serve their schools, districts, and community more efficiently and effectively. Parents are the most important teachers of values to their children. Children benefit when they see their parents engaged in their education.


An Accidental Revolution

featuring Terry M. Moevia City Journal
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Terry Moe explores how Hurricane Katrina prompted New Orleans to reinvent its dysfunctional school system—and why education reform is so hard to achieve.

Analysis and Commentary

The Deep-Seated Authoritarian Impulse

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

If I were a state education minister I would endeavour to make it a compulsory part of a high school curriculum for students to have at least one field excursion to see with their own eyes a mine – or for that matter an iron smelter, a big factory or an agribusiness. But ideally a mine. I wouldn’t be able to force adults to go and visit anything, but I would happily encourage anyone out there who has never been anywhere close to a coal or a metal ore mine to put it on their travel and activity “to do” list.


Bill Evers On The Randy Tobler Show Podcast

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia The Randy Tobler Show Podcast
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers discusses his Wall Street Journal column California Wants to Teach Your Kids That Capitalism Is Racist.

Analysis and Commentary

California Shows Us How Not To Teach History

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter famously said, “Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread.” If that's true, then beware the California Board of Education’s newly drafted “Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum” and hope that it is not coming soon to a school near you.

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Junk The Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Plan

mentioning Williamson M. Eversvia Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bravo to the Los Angeles Time editorial writers for coming down against the one-sided proposal on how to teach California students “ethnic studies.” The Times editorial follows by a few days an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Williamson M. Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, which hit the proposal equally as hard.

In the News

“Free Everything” And The First Law Of Politics

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Foundation of Economic Education
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Entrepreneurs do a much better job than politicians at alleviating scarcity through efficient, value-creating production.

In the News

Ethnic Studies Curriculum Will Teach Children Capitalism Equal To ‘Racism’ And ‘Oppression’

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia Breitbart
Monday, August 5, 2019

The California Education Department’s model Ethnic Studies Curriculum plans to teach children capitalism is a “system of power” and “oppression,” equal to “white supremacy,” “patriarchy,” and “racism.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Supreme Court And The Schools

by Michael McConnellvia Education Next
Monday, August 5, 2019

The Schoolhouse Gate, by University of Chicago law professor Justin Driver, is the first book to provide close descriptions of the Supreme Court’s major cases involving public education across the issues of race, religion, speech, funding, gender, and student discipline.

Analysis and Commentary

How Pell Grants Expanded To The Middle Class

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 5, 2019

Jason Delisle, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how the federal Pell Grant program, initially designed to help low-income students access college, has become available to more and more middle-class families.


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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