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Interviews

Michael Petrilli On Discipline Reform: Hard Lessons From The Front Lines

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the extent that reducing the use of “exclusionary discipline,” especially for disadvantaged groups is actually altering school practice—and are those alterations doing good or harm?

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Michael Petrilli: Special School Choice Week Edition

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses where the choice movement stands on the occasion of National School Choice Week.

Analysis and Commentary

Emphasis On Thinking Skills Over Facts In Schools Contributes To Truth Decay

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Friday, January 26, 2018

The Rand Corporation’s provocative policy brief on “truth decay” points to failings in the education system as one of a quartet of causes of today’s widening inability among Americans to distinguish between fact and fiction.

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High-Profile Guests, Informative Talks, And A Milestone-Building Dedication: Hoover Hosts Friends And Supporters At The 2017 Fall Retreat

Friday, January 26, 2018
David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Hoover’s 2017 Fall Retreat—featuring one of the institution’s most distinguished guest speakers ever, the milestone dedication of the David and Joan Traitel Building, and a multi-day series of talks on restoring economic prosperity—was an extraordinary cap on a year of major accomplishments.

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Absent For Too Long: Urgently Addressing California School Truancy

by Austin Beutner, LaPhonza Butlervia Eureka
Thursday, January 25, 2018

A quality public education is the right of every child and the foundation of every community. A good education is the best path out of poverty and will provide every child with a chance to succeed in life. Yet in Los Angeles less than 30 percent of students meet state standards in math; less than 40 percent of students meet state standards in English. Only one-third of LA Unified School District’s 2015/16 graduating cohort met the standards to apply to California’s public universities. Another 25 percent did not graduate.

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"I'm Not Running for Office"

by Chris Sweeneyinterview with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Hoover fellow Harvey Mansfield, when not studying American political parties, relishes his role at Harvard: the politically incorrect Party of One. 

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I'm OK, You're Not Learning

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

The California-born self-esteem movement has morphed into “social-emotional learning.” But it still sidelines real academic skills. 

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California Flunks History

by Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

The Golden State's standards for teaching history are jury-rigged, unfactual, and biased. Oh, and they're likely to get worse.

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School Discipline Reform: Hard Lessons From The Front Lines

mentioning Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

In recent years, the school discipline pendulum has swung wildly, as policymakers, opinion-shapers, and interest groups have struggled over an inherently difficult problem.

Policy Seminar with Emily Oster

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Emily Oster, Professor of Economics at Brown University, addressed the policy lunch group, sharing with us a project underway studying health behaviors. She discussed "Changes in Household Diet: Determinants and Predictability.” 

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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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