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In the News

U.S. Has A Head Start On Throwing Good Money After Bad

quoting Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Boston Herald
Friday, March 22, 2019
Imagine this scenario: You’re looking at your cable TV bill one day, and you notice a charge for the Smart Kids channel. You’ve never watched it, so you pick up the remote and click over and … nothing. No programming. Or — worse — it’s reruns of “Baywatch” and “Beavis and Butthead.”
In the News

A Huge Problem For Progs: Minority Students In Elite NYC Examination High Schools Were Well Represented In Earlier Generations

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Sunday, March 24, 2019

According to Progressives like Bill de Blasio and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Asian-heritage children of New York City who study hard and pass the entrance examinations for the high quality and very demanding Bronx High School of Science and Stuyvesant High School are a problem. They must be punished with fewer slots at the exam schools, so that more blacks and Hispanics, who can’t score as highly on the exams can attend the schools. 

In the News

Utah Can Learn From The Successful School Turnarounds

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Salt Lake Tribune
Sunday, March 24, 2019

According to Dr. Eric Hanushek, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, “Improved education is the key to the future for the U.S., as our economy depends on having a highly skilled workforce.”

In the News

You Can't Throw Money At War On Poverty

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Detroit News
Saturday, March 23, 2019

A damning new study dispels the myth that more money is the cure for education’s failures. The report took a comprehensive look at 50 years of testing data and found that even after spending hundreds of billions of dollars, the opportunity gap among students remains as wide as ever.

In the News

Education 20/20: William Damon & Robert P. George

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Education 20/20: William Damon & Robert P. George" on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST.

Analysis and Commentary

A Lesson From The College Admissions Scandal For The Encryption Debate

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, March 22, 2019
Last Tuesday, the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts announced charges against dozens of parents, college sports coaches and test-prep teachers with in a scheme to win admission to big name universities including Georgetown, Yale and Stanford.

Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Education’s Philanthropic Shift

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses philanthropy’s shift to the left on education policies.


Responding To The Achievement Gap Findings

by Chester E. Finn Jr. quoting Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, March 21, 2019

An ambitious, important new piece of analysis by scholars Eric Hanushek (an economist) and Paul Peterson (a political scientist), plus Laura Talpey and Ludger Woessmann, concludes that “gaps in achievement between the haves and have-nots are mostly unchanged over the past half century” and that “steady gains in student achievement at the eighth grade level have not translated into gains at the end of high school.”

In the News

What We’re Watching: Education 20/20 — William Damon & Robert P. George

mentioning William Damonvia Education Next
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

On March 26, 2019 at 4 pm, Fordham and Hoover will host two speakers on schools, patriotism, and illiberalism. William Damon, director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, will argue that schools must foster in their students a sense of purpose and a positive attachment to their society.

Analysis and Commentary

At A Tough Time For Education Reform, Colorado Defeat Of Charter School-Defunding Bill Offers A Ray Of Hope

by Michael J. Petrilli, Leigh Ann Raglandvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Let’s not sugarcoat it: National education reform is in a tough patch, what with the emboldened teachers unions playing offense, a supportive but unpopular education secretary being used as a bogeyman, and internecine squabbles dominating the debate. Yet outside the deep-blue bubbles on the coasts, good things are still happening for kids. This week’s best example comes from Colorado.


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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