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Analysis and Commentary

Socialism, Schooling, And Democracy

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party hasn’t won a lot of primaries this summer, but time may be on their side. (Well, Sanders himself will soon turn seventy-eight and may not want to wait…) So one can infer from an alarming survey of young Americans between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four undertaken a few months back by the University of Chicago’s GenForward project. 

Analysis and Commentary

Back To School Needs Back To Civic Education

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

As America’s students go back to school this month, America’s schools need to go back to civic education. Our schools are awash in political concerns—from guns to immigration to bathrooms even—but it’s not clear that students have a good understanding of politics, history and civics.

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PolicyEd Introduces Policy Briefs

via PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Hoover Institution’s PolicyEd initiative today introduced a new educational video series entitled Policy Briefs, which explores issues related to civics, environment, economics, health care, and national security. Offering key principles and real-world examples, each episode features a succinct, easy to understand, and sharable policy explanation from a talk or presentation by a Hoover Institution fellow. 

In the News

Announcement: Hoover Institution Digital Collections Launch On Calisphere University Of California

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of linking Hoover digital site (https://digitalcollections.hoover.org/collections) with Calisphere. Calisphere is a gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums.

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In the News

Bohuslav Pekárek’s Memoirs And Other Czechoslovak Legion Documentation Added To The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Another significant increment of materials generated a century ago by the  Czechoslovak Legions on the Western Front and in Siberia has been added to the Hoover holdings.  Among the trove’s notable items, acquired from sources in Germany and Turkey, are the memoirs of a Czech Legionnaire, Bohuslav Pekárek, as well as a number of ephemeral publications and imprints.

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Committee on the Present Danger Newsletter Item

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A detailed finding aid to the records of the Committee on the Present Danger has recently been completed.  These voluminous records came to the Hoover Institution Archives a number of years ago.  Because of their large size and lack of arrangement effective scholarly use of them has until now been impaired.  After thorough arrangement and description this is no longer the case.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Deflation Of The Academic Brand

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council of Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the offices of the Brookings Institution — even as Trump’s wheelers and dealers crash and burn, too proud, too smelly, or too ignorant to call in their betters to come in and save Trump from himself.

Analysis and Commentary

Effectiveness Of Teaching Practices Depends On Classroom Composition

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 13, 2018

A new study investigates whether teaching practices differ in effectiveness depending on the students in the class. It finds that the impact of good classroom management and student-centered instruction vary depending on whether the students in the classroom are of high ability or of mixed ability.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Harvard’s Asian Exclusion."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Harvard’s Asian Exclusion."

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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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