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Best Of Peter Berkowitz: "The Fact That We Lost To Trump Tells Us Something About Us, About The Left." 2 Of 2

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, October 19, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his Defining Ideas article "What’s The Point Of A Liberal Education? Don’t Ask The Ivy League."

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What Is Undermatching?

cited Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Next Student
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Why is it that so many low-income, yet high-achieving students do not attend competitive colleges and universities after they graduate high school? Chris Avery of Harvard University and Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford have conducted extensive research on this phenomenon. Known as “undermatching” the nation’s best and brightest from low-income backgrounds tend to shy away from private and selective colleges. 

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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Why The Big Easy’s Big Gains Are Over

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the progress, and recent plateauing, of New Orleans's ed reforms.
In the News

No Safe Spaces: Free Speech Under Attack

mentioning Michael McConnellvia Independent Institute
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Once upon a time, universities were the ultimate forum of ideas. Today however, college campuses have become the most intolerant places for diverse and even conventional viewpoints. The First Amendment, intellectual freedom, and the very idea of free speech are under attack with threats, bans, and even violence. A growing number of Americans don’t even believe you have the right to speak your mind if what you have to say might offend someone, somewhere. They advocate for campuses to be “safe spaces” in which open debate and discussions are not allowed. This disturbing movement has now been extending beyond colleges and into the wider world. Will we all be silenced for expressing ideas that may not conform with the politically correct? And what can be done to restore constitutional and civil liberties?

In the News

Nobel Prize Winner Abhijit Banerjee A Product Of India's Educational System, Says Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Former RBI governor Rajan in his post on LinkedIn highlighted that it is a proud moment for India as Banerjee was largely educated in the country.

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Closing The Achievement Gap In Education

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New research shows that the difference in educational attainment between students from higher and lower socioeconomic backgrounds has not changed over the past 50 years.

Interviews

Paul E. Peterson On The Education Exchange: What Goes Into Choosing The Right College?

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson talks with Michael Horn about his new book Choosing College, co-written with Bob Moesta, and the different questions prospective college applicants should ask themselves as they work through the application process for college.

Analysis and Commentary

Fewer Children Left Behind: Lessons From The Dramatic Achievement Gains Of The 1990s And 2000s

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Earlier this year, speaking in front of the Education Writers Association, Secretary Betsy DeVos said that decades of reform efforts and increased social spending, both inside and outside of schools, “hasn’t ultimately improved anything for any students, particularly not for the most vulnerable students.” It’s a standard refrain from DeVos, and many other reformers as well, when making the case that past efforts have failed and it’s time to try something different. Even my friend Rick Hess, after acknowledging big gains in math achievement, has argued that “a fair assessment” of the past two decades of reform “would admit that there has been a lot of action, but not much in the way of demonstrated improvement.”

Analysis and Commentary

A Literacy Milestone For Students Of Color

by Christopher N. Ruszkowskivia Real Clear Education
Monday, October 14, 2019

A hard-earned milestone representing a boost in reading levels for thousands of students of color is in jeopardy—even before getting the attention that it deserves.

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2019 Excellence Education Innovation Lab - Mike Petrilli Discusses Grade Inflation

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia BEST NC
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses grade inflation.

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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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