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Interviews

Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Charter Schools Lift All Boats

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses a new Fordham study concerning how the charter market share affects student achievement for kids in both charter and district schools.

In the News

Hoover Institution Acquires Alla Yaroshinska Papers

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Alla Yaroshinska is a journalist and was a political figure in the late USSR. She served as a member of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1991, deputy to the minister of press and information until 1993, and then adviser to President Boris Yeltsin and member of his Presidential Council.

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Analysis and Commentary

Advanced Coursework Gets A Needed Boost

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Last week in Austin, at the annual “summit” sponsored by the PIE (“Policy Innovators in Education”) Network, prizes were conferred on a handful of state-based education-reform groups that had accomplished remarkable feats in the previous year, this despite the reform-averse mood that chills much of the nation.

In the News

Coerced Egalitarianism Isn’t Fair At All

mentioning Richard A. Epsteinvia Independent Institute
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Equality sounds great, but is the coercive pursuit of equality routinely leading to inequality—or worse things, like systematic injustice and abuse? Could the modern romance with egalitarianism be a destructive flirtation?

The StateFeatured

Why Drug Addicts Outnumber High School Students In San Francisco

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

San Francisco is one the most productive cities in the world and is the headquarters for several remarkably innovative and creative businesses, including Twitter, Uber, Lyft, and Fitbit, among others. But drug abusers have taken over several of its most densely populated neighborhoods and much of its central business district.

Analysis and Commentary

Here’s More Evidence That Expanding Charter Schools In Big Cities Helps All Kids Of Color, Even Those Who Stay In District Schools. Are Critics Willing To Rethink Their Opposition?

by Michael J. Petrilli, Amber M. Northernvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Those of us at Fordham have strived over the course of our organization’s two-decade existence to stay open to new evidence and to be willing to change our minds. For example, we shifted from the notion of "letting a thousand flowers bloom" when it came to charter schools to acknowledging that "some weeding is necessary" after multiple studies showed just how poor the achievement of some charters was turning out to be, and just how hard it was to actually shut such failing charter schools down. And there have been other smaller shifts over the years, too, on funding, teacher diversity, and more.

In the News

Hoover Acquires Personal Papers Of Tang Zhenchang, A Renowned Historian, Writer, And Journalist In Contemporary China

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hoover Library & Archives recently acquired the personal papers of Tang Zhenchang (1922–2002), a celebrated intellectual whose areas of interest encompassed history, journalism, cinema, screenwriting, and literature. Born in Chengdu, in the Sichuan Province of China, Tang graduated from Yenching University, China’s preeminent Christian university in the modern era.

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In the News

When Doing More Means Purposefully Doing Less: The Power Of Stillness

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Inc.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

I shake my head and smile every time Ryan Holiday sends me an advance copy of his latest book. Even though his skill as a writer makes me feel weighed, measured, and found wanting, I immediately put down whatever I was reading and dive right in.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Raising Student Achievement With Local Money

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 30, 2019

Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor at IE University in Madrid, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss their co-authored paper, “Who Benefits from Local Financing of Public Services? A Causal Analysis.”

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: The Meaning Of Success Academy’s Success

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli and David Griffith talk with Robert Pondiscio about his new book on Success Academy.

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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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