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Authoritarianism

Articles On: Erasing History, Hong Kong, U.S. Diplomats, Australian Reporter

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Friday, September 18, 2020

Materials that illuminate the lack of personal freedom and political liberty under the Chinese Communist Party.

Interviews

Eric Hanushek On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Eric Hanushekvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek discusses the article he wrote with Ludger Woessmann in the Hill titled "Students have already been saddled with economic losses from school closures."

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Betsy DeVos Says Students Will Need To Take Federal Standardized Tests This Year

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia NPR
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli says that schools need valid, reliable measures of how much kids have learned as well as how much they haven't learned.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: How Did Those Online Summer Camps Go?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses Camp Kinda, a free online summer resource that was designed to keep students engaged and curious while they were stuck at home.

In the News

Kelly Smith, Prenda CEO, On Microschooling & The Future Of K-12 Learning

cited Eric Hanushekvia Ricochet
Thursday, September 17, 2020

This week on “The Learning Curve,” Cara and Gerard are joined by Kelly Smith, founder and CEO of Prenda, a company that helps create flexible learning environments known as microschools. Often described as the “reinvention of the one-room school house,” microschools combine homeschooling, online education, smaller class sizes, mixed age-level groupings, flipped classrooms, and personalized learning. 

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A Conversation With Senator Hawley

interview with Josh Hawleyvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Senator Josh Hawley in conversation with Lanhee Chen on Capital Conversations.

EducationFeatured

How Much Will Restoration Of Racial Preferences Matter In California?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

California’s Proposition 16 on the November ballot would restore racial and gender-based preferences in college admissions, public contracting, and public hiring. These preferences ended in 1996, when Californians voted by a two-thirds majority to amend the state constitution and prohibit race and gender preferences.

In the News

Biden Says He’ll Kill Federal Funding For Charter Schools. Many Of Those Schools Hugely Benefit Minorities

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Daily Wire
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Speaking to Lily Eskelen Garcia, the president of the National Education Association, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he had the same feeling that the NEA has about charter schools, adding that no “private charter school will receive a penny of federal money. None.”

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Science Says: Colleges Should All Reopen (With Precautions)

by Scott W. Atlasvia New York Post
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

World-class universities are among America’s most treasured institutions. Unfortunately, several universities have recently announced their plans to shut down in response to new COVID-19 cases among students. That’s wrong: Universities should stay open, even when they see an increase in cases.

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COVID State University: Partying Amid A Pandemic

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia FSU News
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The repercussions of reopening universities during a pandemic were abundantly clear. There was no surefire way of knowing where students had been in the interim between Spring quarantine and the start of the Fall semester, nor was there an effective means of tracing with whom students had come into contact. The risks associated with reopening schools were incontestable, and yet, we reopened.

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