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How To Recover From Our School Disaster: Top Curriculums, Training And Resolve

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Washington Post
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Measured by the amount of teaching and learning, this was probably the worst school year in decades. We can’t be sure because nearly all year-end standardized tests were canceled. But students got the least time with teachers I can remember. Most parents will concede that neither they nor the Internet were good substitutes.

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Half-Time High School May Be Just What Students Need

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The shutdown of America’s high schools has deprived millions of students of rites we previously took for granted. Coursework can be transferred online to some degree, but no virtual environment can replace football games, choir concerts, musicals, and so much more that’s part of the American high school experience. 

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Four Reasons Republicans Should Support Aid For State And Local Governments

by Michael J. Petrilli, Chad L. Aldisvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Back in March, the coronavirus pandemic led to a rare outbreak of a different sort, as bipartisanship returned to Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, unlike COVID-19, that phenomenon has proved fleeting, as Democrats and Republicans are back to bickering again as they debate the next phase of the federal response.


Terry Moe: The Future Of Education Reform And Its Politics

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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Rotten Education Isn't Preordained

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Longview News-Journal
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Black politicians, civil rights leaders and their white liberal advocates have little or no interest in doing anything effective to deal with what’s no less than an education crisis among black students.

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The Education Exchange: Stanford-Affiliated Doctor Says Schools Should Open In September

by Paul E. Peterson interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a Member of Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Health Care Policy, Scott W. Atlas, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss fear, risk, Covid-19 shutdowns, and how to move forward with reopening schools.


Eliminating The ACT And SAT Won’t Fix What’s Wrong With Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Dispatch
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The University of California is hurting the students it’s trying to help by eliminating objective measures for admissions.

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Should You Consider Business School In An Economic Downturn?

cited Caroline M. Hoxbyvia CU Denver Business School
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The CU Denver Business School is well-positioned to help you emerge from the recession with new career opportunities.

Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Teacher To Chief: Pathways To Education Leadership

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Monday, May 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses leadership in education.

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School Of Sustainability

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, May 23, 2020

In a few recent posts, I was critical of university endowment practices. Why build up a stock of investment, rather than invest in faculty, research, or other core activities? Why wall that pile of assets from being spent, especially when budgets are cratering in a pandemic? When we see businesses with piles of cash, we infer they don't have any good investment projects, and the piles are ripe for diversion to bad ideas.


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