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Cultural Revolution in China's Schools, May 1966–April 1969

by Julia Kwongvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, March 1, 1988

How dissatisfaction with the school system led to the Cultural Revolution.

Books

Assuring Quality for the Social Studies in Our Schools

by Paul R. Hannavia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, August 25, 1987

The social studies curriculum in the elementary and secondary schools of the United States is the basic core for conveying to new generations the concepts, values, and abilities that will allow our society to survive and prosper. 

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Education: Assumptions versus History: Collected Papers

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, November 1, 1985

In the papers collected in Education: Assumptions versus History, Dr. Thomas Sowell takes a hard look at the state of education in our schools and universities. His imperative is to test the assumptions underlying contemporary educational policies and innovations against the historical and contemporary evidence.

Williamson M. Evers

Hoover fellow appointed to Academic Content Standards Commission

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bill Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, has been appointed to the California Academic Content Standards Commission by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The commission evaluates the national Common Core State Standards for statewide adoption and makes recommendations to the California State Board of Education on any adjustments to ensure that California’s rigorous standards are maintained.

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Paul Hill and Paul Peterson, Hoover fellows and members of the K-12 Education Task Force, discussed their newest books

School choice: From theory to action

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Paul Hill and Paul Peterson, Hoover fellows and members of the K-12 Education Task Force, discussed their latest books (Learning as We Go: Why School Choice is Worth the Wait by Hill and Saving Schools: From Horace Mann to Virtual Learning by Peterson) with members of the education policy community in Washington D.C. Cosponsored by the Hoover Institution and the American Enterprise Institute, the event was held at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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American Education in 2030

Hoover’s Education Task Force Releases E-Book That Looks Ahead

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Stanford

Ranging far afield from its usual analytic research, the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K-12 Education today released a new e-book, American Education 2030. This e-book takes a peek at what American education will look like by 2030—when today’s babies will be in college and entering the workforce.

Press Releases
Terry M. Moe

Are teachers’ unions to blame for America’s failing schools?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Terry Moe is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 education, and the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Moe participates in a debate on Intelligence Squared concerning whether teachers’ unions shielding teachers who do their jobs poorly are to blame for America’s failing schools.

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Hoover’s task force members add engaging ideas and insight to debate

Friday, March 12, 2010

The New York Times blog “Room for Debate,” which solicits commentary from experts for a “running commentary on the news,” has tapped members of Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education and Hoover’s Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law to participate in recent forums.

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Advancing Student Achievement by Herbert Walberg.

Hoover Press: Advancing Student Achievement, by Herbert Walberg

Monday, March 8, 2010
Stanford

How do students learn? How can family, classrooms, and school practices help them learn more?

Press Releases
Senators John Cornyn (left) and James Inhofe

Hoover Institution Board of Overseers’ Winter Meeting 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

David Brady, the Davies Family Senior Fellow and deputy director at the Hoover Institution, kicks off the 2010 Board of Overseer’s meeting with a discussion on health care. He shares thoughts and research on why health care policy is—and will continue to be—hard to reform.

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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.

CREDO at Stanford University