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The End Of Education Policy?

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn discusses whether we’ve reached the “end of education policy.”

In the News

Too Many Asians At Harvard? No, Not Enough Asians At Harvard.

mentioning John Yoovia Reason
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

For some reason, Harvard's admissions staff keep giving Asian American applicants lower "personal ratings" than white applicants. 

Interviews

The Education Exchange: The Effect Of Information On College Aspirations

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, November 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson discusses the paper he and Albert Chang wrote titled “Experimental Impacts of Customized Information on College Aspirations.”

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Moral Bankruptcy

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, November 19, 2018

People who follow politics, even casually, learn not to expect high moral standards from politicians. But there are some outrages that show a new low, even for politicians. Among the consequences of Democrats' recent election victories, especially at the state and local levels, is the election of officials who have publicly announced their opposition to charter schools, and their determination to restrict or roll back the growth of those schools.

Analysis and Commentary

Panel Paper: Experimental Impacts Of Customized Information On College Aspirations

by Albert Cheng, Paul E. Petersonvia Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Friday, November 9, 2018

In this paper, we conduct an experiment embedded in a survey to test whether the provision of customized information about the costs and returns to completing a post-secondary education affects parents’ post-secondary aspirations for their children. In all prior experiments that provide information, parents are given a national average of net costs and returns. This approach masks local idiosyncrasies in college costs and returns. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Effect Of Information On College Aspirations

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, November 19, 2018

Are parents move likely to want to send their kids to college if they are given accurate information about the costs and benefits of attending college? A new study looks at what happens when parents are given customized information about the cost of going to college and the wage premium for earning a college degree.

In the News

Harvard Business School Conference Marks 10th Anniversary Of 2008 Global Financial Crisis

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Harvard Business School
Friday, November 16, 2018

On October 29 and 30, Harvard Business School marked the tenth anniversary of the financial crisis that rocked the US and world economies in 2008 with a two-day conference that brought together in Klarman Hall, the School’s new convening center, an extraordinary lineup of experts, many of whom had played key roles in the events that unfolded a decade ago, including former US Treasury Secretary Henry “Hank” Paulson (MBA 1970); Tim Geithner, then president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Paulson’s successor at Treasury; and Harvard University professor Lawrence Summers, who served as Director of the National Economic Council from 2009 to 2010.

Analysis and Commentary

A Mayor Seeks To Stymie His City’s Only Successful School

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 16, 2018

In struggling New Bedford, Mass., the Alma del Mar charter faces opposition to its expansion plan.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Equity And Access In American High Schools

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas Fordham Institute
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses a recent report on access to rigorous coursework in high school.
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The Libertarian: Why School Choice Matters

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 15, 2018

A libertarian defense of educational freedom.

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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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