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The Civic Education Crisis

by David Davenportvia Defining Ideas
Friday, April 5, 2019

A free republic “presupposes” that citizens possess certain virtues


Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: CTE And Local Labor Markets

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas Fordham Institute
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the findings of Fordham’s newest report, How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets?

In the News

Only Republicans Can Reform Our Failed Public Education System

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Daily Breeze
Thursday, April 4, 2019

A new study reveals something we all know and many would prefer to forget: Public education has been failing, and will continue to fail, a majority of our students – despite massive infusion of money.

In the News

Have We Closed Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Have We Closed Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps?" on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST.

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In the News

Todor And Andja Polich Room Article Published In Nedeljne Informativne Novine

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The article ‘’Vuk sa Stenforda’’ about the history of Todor and Andja Polich Room at the Lou Henry Hoover’s building of the Hoover Institution was published in Nedeljne Informativne Novine (NIN)...

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The Libertarian: God And Money At Yale

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Ivy League Law School’s controversial new policy could deny financial aid to students working with religious organizations.

Analysis and Commentary

Are Career-Tech Students Preparing For Jobs That Actually Exist?

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Not long ago, the New York Times ran a revealing article titled “The Typical American Lives Only 18 Miles From Mom.” Based on a comprehensive survey of older Americans, the authors reported that, “Over the last few decades, Americans have become less mobile, and most adults—especially those with less education or lower incomes—do not venture far from their hometowns.” In fact, “the median distance Americans live from their mother is eighteen miles, and only 20 percent live more than a couple of hours’ drive from their parents.”

Analysis and Commentary

Five Lessons From My Time On The Maryland State Board Of Education, Part II

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Third, do your utmost to control the agenda and contain the interruptions. Every organization with a board is capable of drowning that board in so much paperwork, so many information items, and such a long list of trivial issues for review as to prevent board members from even getting enough airtime to present their ideas and raise other matters. What’s more, any veteran executive (and every state superintendent comes from that tribe!) knows that control comes from managing the agenda, paper flow, and lines of communication. 

Analysis and Commentary

Re-Weaving The Fabric Of Character

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

As I gird my loins for several upcoming events where we will wrangle over the “social and emotional learning” approach to educating-the-whole-child, I benefited—and perhaps you could, too—from a conceptual reset, courtesy of a fine new book by Anne Snyder, who leads the “character initiative” at the Philanthropy Roundtable, of which Fordham is a member and where I once had the honor of serving on the board.

In the News

Lindsey Burke, Mary Clare Amselem: Trump’s Education Budget Cuts Justified

mentioning Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Fox News
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Since 1965, federal taxpayers have poured an estimated $2 trillion into education programs associated with President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.


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