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More Private School Choice Helps Students Worldwide

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia Washington Examiner
Monday, January 22, 2018

National School Choice Week celebrates the idea that educational freedom itself is a benefit to families. But liberty is not the only argument supporting programs that increase educational options for children. The scientific evidence is also heavily in favor of private school choice.

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Papers Of Communist Poland’s Ambassador To The USSR Received

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Selected papers of Jan Ptasiński (1921–2015), career Polish communist security officer, party functionary, and diplomat, have been added to the holdings of the Hoover Archives.  The papers pertain to Ptasiński’s tenure as ambassador to Moscow during 1968−71.


Michael Petrilli: America Does Not Need 3 Million Curricula

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses how policymakers and philanthropists can help educators implement high standards.


Application Deadline Approaching For Free Public Policy Program

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, January 18, 2018

After a very successful launch last summer, Stanford’s Hoover Institution is again offering a one-week public policy boot camp this coming August 19-25. This “residential immersion program” is aimed at college students and recent graduates. It consists of lectures, workshops, informal discussions, and active collaboration with study groups outside of class. It covers the essentials of today’s national and international policy issues. It requires a 100% time commitment for the whole one-week program, but if last year is any indicator both faculty and students will find it to be rewarding and fun.

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A Third World War: Revolution, Counterrevolution, And Empire In Lebanon, 1967–1990

Thursday, January 18, 2018

In October 1983, Resistance International, a global network of dedicated anticommunists led by dissident Soviet émigrés, held a conference in Paris on the future of the Third World. Gathering representatives from Cuba, Nicaragua, Angola, Mozambique, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and many other states, the meeting was a veritable counterrevolutionary international.

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Why The Endowment Tax Is Unconstitutional

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Inside Higher Education
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The endowment tax is an attack on all colleges and universities, done for explicit ideological reasons to try to pressure institutions to silence leftists and lift up conservatives, argues John K. Wilson.

Edith W. Clowes picture on the Hoover Tower
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The Politics Of Literary Cartography: Visualizing Russian Identity During World War I, Revolution, And Civil War (1914-1922)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

During fall 2017 Scholar Research Support from the Hoover Institution allowed me access to diaries and imaginative literature written during World War I and the Russian civil war, as well as memoirs written directly after. I used these forms of testimony to understand complex shifts in geo-political identity among ordinary literate Russians at a time when Russia as a country and an empire was crumbling.

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Security Versus Free Speech On College Campuses

quoting John Villasenorvia Campus Safety Magazine
Monday, January 15, 2018
Officials must decide how to respond to the protests and violence that can come with free speech on college campuses.
In the News

Two Worlds

quoting Eric Hanushekvia ArkansasOnline
Saturday, January 13, 2018

"Money matters. If you don't have it, you cannot spend it." That might be the most head-scratching comment of the week. And if you look at the words coming out of certain Washington, D.C., offices these days, that's saying something. The comment above was buried deep in an AP story that appeared in Arkansas' Newspaper yesterday. The story was about a report on the nation's schools.


Michael Petrilli: A Master Class In State Policymaking

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli joins Benjamin Boer, deputy director at Advance Illinois, and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss how a coalition of advocates succeeded in getting the Land of Lincoln to overhaul its inequitable school funding formula.


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.

CREDO at Stanford University