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Focus On Teaching, Not Just Masks And Hand-Sanitizer

by Eric Hanushekvia EducationNext
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Education discussions today have a time horizon of three months. In the fall, will we mix at-home with in-school? Does everybody have a digital hookup? Should we have police in schools? As important as these issues are, they have the unfortunate effect of pushing aside more fundamental issues that could have much greater impact. This twin crisis of Covid-19 and of societal recognition of deep-seated inequities must be directed toward essential school improvement.

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Stanford’s Dr. Scott Atlas: There Is ‘No Science Behind Having Children Not Attend Schools’

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Daily Caller
Monday, June 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the recent surge in coronavirus cases among young people. Atlas says there is “no science” behind the notion that children should not attend schools in the fall because of coronavirus. Atlas further explains that there is zero science for having children wear masks or have spacing when they have zero risk from the disease.

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Broadband For All

by John B. Taylor, Jack Malleryvia Project Syndicate
Monday, June 29, 2020

By driving a large share of work and education online, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely triggered a permanent change in many economic sectors. That makes closing the digital divide and ensuring universal Internet access more urgent than ever.

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The Education Exchange: How The “Structural Racism” Talk Undermines Individual Agency

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 29, 2020

The CEO of Public Prep, a nonprofit charter school network, Ian Rowe, joins Paul Peterson to discuss the “common struggle” for civil rights in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in police custody. 

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The War On Testing

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Hill
Sunday, June 28, 2020

America’s war on testing entered a new phase this spring as every state extracted a federal waiver from end-of-year assessments of its school kids in reading and math, and most also skipped their own end-of-course and high-school exit exams.

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Now That Woodrow Must Go, Here’s Princeton’s Replacement

by Bill Whalen featuring George P. Shultzvia Forbes
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Thanks to this summer’s surge in political correctness, “Old Nassau” has revisited an old problem: what do with the legacy of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States and, from 1902-1910, Princeton University’s 13th president.

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David Brooks, Please Don’t Give Up On Education

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, June 26, 2020

David Brooks has long been a stalwart supporter of education reform, both the choice-and-charters flavor and the testing-and-accountability variety. So it was a real downer to read his recent column declaring that, when it comes to Black America, “Better education is not leading to equality.”

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Charter Schools and Their Enemies

by Thomas Sowellvia Basic Books
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A leading conservative intellectual defends charter schools against the teachers’ unions, politicians, and liberal educators who threaten to dismantle their success.

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Thomas Sowell And John Yoo: School Of Sowell

interview with Thomas Sowell, John Yoovia The Ricochet Podcast
Friday, June 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book Charter Schools and Their Enemies and Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses last week’s curious Supreme Court DACA and Bostock decisions.

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The Summer 2020 Issue Of Education Next Is Here!

via Education Next
Friday, June 26, 2020

In the cover story, Christine Mulhern reveals that when it comes to school counselors, quality varies and can matter as much as with teachers for driving student outcomes.

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