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Achieving Equity In Education: Journalists As Truth-Tellers And Teachers

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gathered for the 2018 Education Writers Association (EWA) National Seminar, hundreds of education journalists heard from education experts, thought leaders and other fellow journalists about ways to make their coverage of today’s education issues nuanced, culturally relevant and enlightening.


Michael Petrilli: Halted Hoosiers

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses what went wrong with Hoosier State school reform.


The Gordian Knot Of High School Reform

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I know nobody who denies that high school education in America sorely needs an overhaul. Achievement scores are flat—whether one looks at NAEP, PISA, TIMSS, SAT, or the ACT. Graduation rates are up—but incidents of padding, cheating, and fraud are appearing more and more often. Scads of kids enter college ill prepared to succeed there. 

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Are Today's College Graduates Capable And Cultivated?

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia Sun-Sentinel
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

It's college commencement time, and the question is the future of the graduates, whether we will have “capable and cultivated human beings” making this a better America, or something else. The quoted words are from the 19th century philosopher John Stuart Mill in a graduation address he made, and my worry has to do with postmodernist campus leftism.

Analysis and Commentary

The Case For Holding Students Accountable

by Michael J. Petrilli, Adam Tynervia Education Next
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How extrinsic motivation gets kids to work harder and learn more.

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New Data Show California Kids’ Math Achievement Took A Nosedive After Common Core

featuring Williamson M. Eversvia The Federalist
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

By 2014, California was the top state in the nation in eighth-grade algebra enrollment. That was the year Common Core went into place. It erased all those gains almost immediately, shows a new Hoover Institution analysis.

Jerzy Kwiatkowski at the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin
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485 Days At Majdanek By Jerzy Kwiatkowski

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin (Poland) was founded in November 1944 on the grounds of the former German concentration camp. Our mission is to commemorate the victims, preserve the relics and document the history of the camp.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: When For-Profit Colleges Lose Access To Federal Aid

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 14, 2018

The Trump administration may undo regulations that punish for-profit colleges if their graduates are unable to earn enough money to repay their student loans. In this episode, Paul Peterson is joined by the authors of a new study that examines the impact on student enrollment in for-profit colleges and community colleges when the federal government cracks down on for-profit colleges with high rates of students defaulting on their loans.

‘Deferred Compensation:’ Harbaugh Explores Option To Pay College Athletes

quoting Condoleezza Rice
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Paying college athletes is against NCAA rules, as it would impact the amateur status of student-athletes. But is there anything wrong with paying college athletes once they are no longer in college? That’s the question coach Jim Harbaugh is posing as he explores the idea of deferred compensation for the players on his Michigan Wolverines football team.

Football in motion over grass
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Are Jim Harbaugh And Condoleezza Rice Paving The Way For College Athletes To Receive Compensation?

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Maize N Brew
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Paying student athletes has been a major topic in recent years and months. While finding a solution to the problem is the hard part, it’s equally hard to swallow the fact the NCAA makes an insane amount of money each year off the hard work of student athletes.


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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