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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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Analysis and Commentary

Politics On The Farm (Affectionately Known As Stanford)

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Every election cycle I report political donations and votes cast by thousands of faculty, staff, and students living in housing on the Stanford campus (zip code 94305). Political donations are reported to the Federal Election Commission and are reproduced on Open Secrets.

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Report: COVID-19 School Closures Could Cost US Economy $14 Trillion

quoting Eric Hanushekvia US News
Monday, September 14, 2020

THE LOSS OF ACADEMIC learning due to schools closing to stem the spread of the coronavirus could cost the U.S. economy between $14 trillion and $28 trillion if they remain closed for in-person learning much longer, according to a new report from economists that evaluates the long-term economic ramifications of remote learning.

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More Than 10,000 Academics And Scholars Sign 'The Philadelphia Statement' Against Cancel Culture

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia PJ Media
Sunday, September 13, 2020

There is an organized and growing effort to push back against the cancel culture on college campuses. Thousands of conservative and libertarian scholars and academics are standing up and issuing a ringing endorsement of academic freedom.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Student Achievement Growing More Rapidly In Charters Than District Schools, New Study Finds

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 14, 2020

A Post Doctoral Researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School, M. Danish Shakeel, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss their new study, which shows greater gains in student achievement by students in charter schools than their counterparts in traditional district schools.

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New Report Estimates School Closures’ Long-Term Impact On The U.S. Economy At More Than $14 Trillion

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The 74 Million
Sunday, September 13, 2020
This year’s school closures won’t just result in the loss of students’ academic skills; it could negatively impact the economy for the rest of the 21st century, new research predicts.
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Closing Schools For COVID-19 Hurts Students’ Financial Future

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia Quartz
Thursday, September 10, 2020

As schools worldwide have sent students home to protect against the spread of Covid-19, the impacts of the time spent out of the classroom have begun to come into focus.

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An Open Letter To Our Fellow American Citizens

mentioning Victor Davis Hanson, Harvey C. Mansfieldvia RealClearFoundation
Friday, September 11, 2020

We stand at the crossroads.

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Two Years After Janus, Why Are Teachers Unions Stronger Than Ever?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the state of teachers' unions two years after Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court case that prevents unions from charging agency fees to non-members.

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