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University Tax Flunks The First Amendment Test

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Bloomberg
Thursday, January 11, 2018

The levy on investment income overwhelmingly targets liberal institutions. The key to overturning it will be convincing the courts.

In the News

Poverty, Segregation Persist In US Schools, Report Says

quoting Eric Hanushekvia PBS NewsHour
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Too often, low-income, black and Latino students end up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Disparate Impact Theory Is A Bad Fit For School Discipline

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

In 2014, in response to findings that African American students were three times as likely to be suspended as white students, the Obama Administration sent a lengthy “Dear Colleague” letter to school districts nationwide, spelling out a new policy on school discipline, motivated by disparate impact theory. It warned administrators that they could be subject to a federal civil rights investigation if their data showed significant racial disparities in the use of suspensions or expulsions, and could be found guilty of discrimination even if they had race-neutral discipline policies that were being applied even-handedly.

Featured

Stanford Launches Cardinal Conversations Initiative To Expose Campus To Diverse Views

featuring Niall Ferguson, Michael McFaulvia Stanford News
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Stanford initiative that kicks off later this month will address some of society’s most complex issues and expose the campus to a wide range of perspectives and views.

In the News

The Tax On University Endowments Is Anti-Intellectualism And Cultural Resentment Masquerading As Fiscal Policy

quoting John H. Cochrane via Financial Times
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Paying tax is a burden: the forced transfer of spending power from the private sector to the state.

Dr. Hsiao-Ting Lin receives Kingstone Award
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Curator Hsiao-ting Lin Honored For Recent Publications On Modern China

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This month Hoover Library & Archives congratulates Dr. Hsiao-ting Lin, Curator for Modern China, whose book Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan (Harvard University Press, 2016) received the 2017 Kingstone Award for Most Influential Book of the Year in Taiwan. 

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New and Updated Finding Aids Now Available

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hoover Archives has created or updated finding aids for eight collections. The collections include materials related to China, Vietnam, and the Middle East. Users can access these finding aids using the Online Archive of California.

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New Hoover Building Showcases Stanford’s Architectural Vision

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Monday, January 8, 2018

Construction on the David and Joan Traitel Building, which will accommodate the growing Hoover Institution, recently finished after two years. Positioned on the outskirts of Main Quad, the building was designed to adhere to Stanford’s particular modern architectural philosophy.

In the News

The School Plan By The State Government Of California Fails To Win Approval From The Federal Government

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia California Blog
Monday, January 8, 2018

The American Department of Education has found substantive errors in the plan by the State of California which highlights how the state authorities will utilize billions of dollars of aid from the federal education budget to prove schools in the state that have been recording low-performance. 

Professor Jan Szumski, of the Polish Academy of Science
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Polish Fulbright Scholar Working In The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Professor Jan Szumski, of the Polish Academy of Science and the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, and a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley during the current academic year, has been a frequent visitor to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.  A Sovietologist and Russia expert, his research has recently focused on the treatment of the Polish minority in the Soviet Union beginning in 1917 and ending in 1991.

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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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