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Analysis and Commentary

The Best Educational YouTube Channels For Kids

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I’ve long had a complicated relationship with screen time for my young sons, but have come to see its benefits, especially if the focus is on quality over quantity. This has inspired me to publish lists of my favorite TV shows for young kids and for families; a compilation of educational videos; and a list of recommended apps. Now for the next frontier: YouTube. My ten-year-old LOVES “Geography Now!” and “Extra History,” from which he’s learned at least ten times more social studies than he has from Montgomery County Public Schools.

Denise Ho (left) and Michael Auslin (right) in the workshop.

Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The sixth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “War and Revolution in Modern China: A Long View from the Twenty-First Century,” was held through July 30 and August 3, 2018.

In the News

The Decline And Fall Of History

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Conservative Woman
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Professor Niall Ferguson has been raising the alarm on the plight of history departments within the academy, particularly the American academy, for some time. Here he outlines the collapse of serious history in top universities.


Thomas Sowell’s Inconvenient Truths

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Claremont Institute
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

New York City’s vast public school system enrolls 1.1 million students, some 18,000 of whom attend nine “specialized” high schools, where the curriculum is particularly rigorous and admission is both widely sought and highly competitive. Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech are the oldest, largest, and most famous such institutions.

In the News

Monday Afternoon Links

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Monday, August 6, 2018

The idea behind giving professors lifetime tenure is that this will enable them to speak out freely. But it would be hard to name any other occupation with a more cowardly record than academics, who have been giving in to politically correct campus bullies ever since the 1960s.

Analysis and Commentary

A Survey Of Teachers By Teachers

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 6, 2018

Evan Stone, the co-founder and CEO of Educators for Excellence, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his organization’s new survey, "Voices from the Classroom: A Survey of America’s Educators."


Michael Petrilli: Golden State Charter Politics

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the state’s charter school politics.

The Unfulfilled Promise Of High-School Choice

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

At first blush, high school would seem to be the part of K–12 education where choice should work best—and do the most good. Students are older, more mobile, more independent, with ideas of their own, often beginning to think about the directions they may take in life as adults.


Send Us Your Young, Your Educated

by Edward Paul Lazearvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

[Subscription Required] The U.S. is in the enviable position of having an excess supply of potential immigrants. Only about 1 in 5 who apply for green cards in any year are awarded resident status. This means that America can, to a large extent, choose which immigrants it wants. Whom should it choose?

Click here to see What's Behind the Numbers?.

In the News

How Do You Enforce Civil Rights? Under Betsy Devos, A Stark Shift In Approach

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Washington Post
Monday, July 30, 2018
A few months into the Trump administration, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights circulated a memo to agency investigators. They were no longer required to consider “systemic” bias when presented with a single claim of discrimination. Instead, the agency’s goal was to swiftly rule on individual complaints.


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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