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Michael Knowles: Tim Cook Gives Terrible Advice To Graduates

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Fox News
Sunday, May 26, 2019

During Tulane University’s recent commencement ceremony, Apple CEO Tim Cook confessed to the graduating class that “in some important ways, my generation has failed you.” He’s right, but for all the wrong reasons. Cook told the students he regrets that his generation “spent too much time debating” – a strange lament in a democratic republic. How does Cook wish his generation had behaved?

Analysis and Commentary

Harvard's Latest Enfeeblement Of Liberal Education

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Harvard University’s maladroit defenestration of Ronald Sullivan and his wife, Stephanie Robinson, struck a blow against liberal education. Many of Harvard’s own left-liberal luminaries are up in arms. But the university’s disgraceful act can come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention for the last few decades to higher education in general and to Harvard in particular.

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Inside The Reardon-Hanushek Clash Over 50 Years Of Achievement Gaps

featuring Eric Hanushekvia The Hechinger Report
Monday, May 27, 2019

Measuring achievement gaps between rich and poor might seem like a straightforward exercise for education experts. Simply look up the test scores for rich kids and subtract the tests scores for poor kids. But despite this apparent simplicity, two prominent education researchers have arrived at different answers. Sean Reardon says that achievement gaps have grown a whopping 40 percent in the last 50 years. Eric Hanushek says they haven’t budged.

In the News

What Are The Children Learning?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Because of the manipulative leftist ideology rampant in schools, black children are not permitted any pride in their own achievements. Instead they are pumped full of an inordinate opinion of themselves merely because of the color of their skin. It is an abuse of the potential that they actually possess, and it is leading to frustration, failure, and anger at many levels.

Hoover  senior fellow Russell Berman

Stanford Introductory Seminars Student Award Renamed For Russell Berman

featuring Russell A. Bermanvia Stanford News
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

To honor Russell Berman and his dedication to the Introductory Seminars program, Stanford has renamed an award recognizing exceptional student projects produced during the courses as the “Russell A. Berman Award for Excellence in an Introductory Seminar.”


Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Education Leadership’s Gender Imbalance

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the Chiefs for Change recent report on the gender imbalances at the very top levels of educational leadership.

Analysis and Commentary

New American Schools: A Short, Opinionated History, Part III

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The NAS teams faced all of these challenges in places like Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Miami, and Memphis. Almost everywhere they went it turned into a slog. This led RAND to conclude (as of 1998) that NAS’s initial aim—to “transform the achievement of large numbers of students with design teams and the assistance they provided to schools”—was “overly ambitious.” Roughly half the schools in the evaluation sample “made gains relative to the district” in which they were located—but the other half did not.

Analysis and Commentary

The Results Of Florida’s Education Reforms Are Impressive. Their ROI Is Totally Off The Charts.

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Florida is celebrating the twenty-year mark of the A+ Plan for Education, which brought accountability, parental choice, and evidence-based practices to the state’s schools. And to be sure, it’s an occasion worth celebrating, given the Sunshine State’s strong record of educational progress since then-governor Jeb Bush and his legislative partners ushered in the integrated suite of landmark reforms.

In the News

Response: A 'Trauma-Informed Classroom Is A Safe And Secure Place'

quoting William Damonvia Education Week
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The new question-of-the-week is: What is trauma-informed teaching and what does it look like in the classroom?

In the News

What Social And Emotional Learning Advocates Can Learn From Common Core

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia American Enterprise Institute
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Vern Law, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1950s and 1960s, is known for saying that “experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.”


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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