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Charter Schools’ Enemies Block Black Success

by Thomas Sowellvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 18, 2020

For decades, there has been widespread anxiety over how, when or whether the educational test score gap between white and non-white youngsters could be closed. But that gap has already been closed by the Success Academy charter school network in New York City.

In the News

Don’t Give Civics The Common Core Treatment

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Daily Signal
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

You shouldn’t build a “national church” if you’re a “minority religion,” University of Arkansas professor Jay Greene has cautioned for years. By that, Greene means that those working to reform existing systems shouldn’t look to the national level for policy implementation, as they risk creating an architecture that could be co-opted for different ends in the future.

Analysis and Commentary

How Fundamental Change Happens In America

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Much newsprint, airtime, and social media discourse in recent days have been consumed by the question of whether the awful George Floyd murder and its voluminous aftermath on the world’s streets will yield fundamental transformations of policing, of the justice system, of race relations, bias, inequality, and opportunity denied.

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Black Livelihoods Matter

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

African Americans need economic opportunity, unconstrained by government regulation. 

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Dr. Scott Atlas Says The Data Shows The Decision To Reopen Schools In The Fall Is ‘Obvious’

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia KUSI
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas explains kids have very little risk to COVID-19, and implementing excessive protocols in order to return to school will simply become an unneeded distraction.

In the News

Release: The Coronavirus Pandemic Underscores The Need For Greater Investments In Research And Development For K-12 Education

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Center for American Progress
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

From pharmaceutical development to green technology, federal research and development (R&D) efforts have reaped tremendous gains for taxpayers across a wide variety of spaces. Unfortunately, despite the stark need, the U.S. Department of Education’s investments in R&D continue to pale in comparison to those made by other government agencies.

In the News

Let's Have Diversity Of School Choices

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Financial Post
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The fact that in Canada there is a near-monopoly on schooling suggests this country isn’t as free and diverse as many of us might think.

In the News

As Pandemic Tests Public Schools, Betsy DeVos Pushes 'Education Freedom'

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia LMT Online
Monday, June 15, 2020

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has long believed that the federal government should have little to do with education.

HESI Background Paper

Answering the Call?: Explaining How States Have (or Have Not) Taken Up the ESSA Accountability Challenge

by Paul Manna, Arnold Shobervia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Monday, June 15, 2020

States have sought to exploit the flexibility that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides, and in the process have retreated from strong accountability measures.

Background paper for The Past & Future of School Accountability.

HESI Background Paper

The Future of School Accountability

by David Steiner, Alanna Bjorklund-Youngvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Monday, June 15, 2020

This paper reviews the best elements of accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and outlines an accountability 3.0 framework that would require changes to ESSA. 

Background paper for The Past & Future of School Accountability.


Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI)

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