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Condoleezza Rice: Affirmative Action Is Still Necessary

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Bloomberg
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses why affirmative action is still necessary.


Racial Disparities In Special Education Identification: The Conventional Wisdom Is All Wrong

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the evidence on racial disparities in special education identification and services.

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California’s Common Core Mistake

by Williamson M. Evers, Ze’ev Wurmanvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The national standards reversed progress made in math, hitting disadvantaged minorities hardest.

In the News

Study Says Charter Schools Cost Oakland $57 Million A Year

quoting Eric Hanushekvia SF Gate
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A report released today says that charter schools cost the Oakland Unified School District $57.3 million in funding every year that otherwise could be used to reduce class sizes and have more core services such as counseling and libraries.

Analysis and Commentary

The Evidence On Test Scores And Long-Term Outcomes: Limited But Encouraging

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

For weeks now, I’ve been debating Patrick Wolf, Michael McShane, and Collin Hitt about the relationship between short-term test score changes and long-term student outcomes, like college enrollment and graduation. Most recently I proposed three hypotheses that those of us who support test-based accountability—for schools of choice and beyond—would embrace. Now let’s see how the evidence stacks up against them.


Eric Hanushek: What’s Wrong With American Education?

interview with Eric Hanushekvia Political Economy Podcast (Ricochet)
Monday, May 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek discusses what is wrong with our education system, and what can be done about it?

Analysis and Commentary

Phonics Makes A Comeback In England

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 7, 2018

A little over a decade ago, a new government in the United Kingdom issued a report recommending that early reading instruction include phonics. What has been the impact of that change in approach to teaching reading?


Paul Peterson: Lessons Learned By Taking In Refugee School Children In Florida

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson talks about the impact Haitian refugee students had on the non-refugee students who were already attending those schools.

In the News

Universities Which 'No-Platform' Controversial Speakers Will Face Government Intervention

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The Telegraph
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Universities which “no-platform” controversial speakers will face a Government intervention for the first time in 30 years, the higher education minister will say today.


Michael Petrilli: Most Parents Still Live In Lake Wobegon

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses better ways to communicate students’ academic progress (or lack thereof) to parents.


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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