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Interviews

Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: How To Open A School Safely During A Pandemic

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools’s innovative reopening recommendations.

Opinion Pieces

Articles On: China, Transparency, Hong Kong, University, History, Cold War, Indo-Pacific, Coronavirus, and Queensland

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 24, 2020

This section collects opinion pieces from across the world commenting on the harms caused by the activities of the Chinese Communist Party and provides insight to the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

Analysis and Commentary

Elementary Schools: To Improve Reading Comprehension, Teach More Social Studies

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

If America is serious about wanting kids to become better readers, our elementary schools need to spend more time teaching social studies rather than doubling-down on “reading comprehension.” This may seem counterintuitive, but it’s the key takeaway from a groundbreaking study the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released last week.

In the News

If Everyone Is Behind, Then No One Is Behind

cited Eric Hanushekvia Heartland
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

In early September, researchers Corey DeAngelis and Christos Makridis released the results of a study they spearheaded, which found that “school districts in places with stronger teachers’ unions are much less likely to offer full-time, in-person instruction this fall.”

Analysis and Commentary

Will More Diversity And Inclusion End Systemic Racism On Campus?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, September 28, 2020

Universities have been at the forefront of diversity for the past 40 years. Yet, after the unfortunate death of George Floyd, they have rushed to declare that their campuses are replete with systemic, institutional racism.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Stanford Doctor Bendavid Says Lockdowns Don’t Reduce Coronavirus Spread Any More Than Less Restrictive Measures

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 28, 2020

An associate professor of medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Eran Bendavid, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the risks and benefits of restrictive Covid-19 shutdown policies in different countries, and the related effects on the spread of the disease.

Analysis and Commentary

Economics 1 Again, But So Different

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, September 25, 2020

We just finished the second week of Economics 1, Stanford’s introductory economics course, and the namesake of this blog and my twitter account. So far it has been fun, and for the same reasons that I mentioned years ago when I started teaching the course: (1) “I love to teach.” (2) “I love to do economic research” and teaching is “a natural extension of research.” (3) “I love economic policy—the application of economics to government as well as to decision-making in business.”

Analysis and Commentary

Is It Time For A “490 B.C. Project”?

by Morgan E. Hunter, Williamson M. Evers, Victor Davis Hansonvia Independent Institute
Friday, September 25, 2020

When Americans knew classical history, they could reach beyond partisan differences by drawing on the shared roots of our civilization.

Victor Davis Hanson
In the News

Bakersfield College Introduces Virtual Distinguished Speaker Series

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia 23ABC News
Thursday, September 24, 2020

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The third distinguished speaker in a series of six takes place on September 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: How The Pandemic Could Lead To Smarter School Spending

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses Rick Hess’s and Brandon Wright's newly edited volume, Getting the Most Bang for the Education Buck.

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