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Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Are The Benefits Of A College Education Dwindling?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Robert G. Valletta, Group Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss whether the earning power of college graduates have flatlined in relation to those without a college degree.

Young Adults
In the News

Can They Ever Catch Up?

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Stanford Magazine
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Great Recession set millennials back. A decade later, they haven’t recovered. Here’s what’s going on.

Stanford Oval
Analysis and Commentary

From Icon To Just A Con

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The damage that the modern university has wrought has now outweighed its once-positive role.

Analysis and Commentary

A Feminist Capitalist Professor Under Fire

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 30, 2019

The students who demand her firing, Camille Paglia argues, take prosperity for granted, are socially undeveloped, and know little about Western history. Who’s Moses?

In the News

Lindsey Burke: Universal School Choice Is Needed – Your Address Shouldn't Limit Your Child’s Future

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia Fox News
Friday, August 30, 2019
What social institutions have the most immediate and strongest impact on a child’s development and well-being? According to researchers for the Pew Charitable Trust’s Economic Mobility Project, it’s the child’s family circumstances, with schools ranking as the second-most important factor.

Richard Epstein: Obama Checked On Campus: (Part 01): & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Farewell To Title IX’s Kangaroo Courts."

Cyril Benoît

The Status of the Welfare State in a Free-Market Society: A Review of Intellectual Controversies since World War Ⅱ

Thursday, August 29, 2019

In the Western world, it is widely acknowledged that the Welfare state has gradually eroded since the end of the 1970s due to a range of liberalization and deregulation policies, such as the privatization of social insurance schemes, the decentralization of Welfare services or increases in competition between Welfare providers.


Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Boosting Student Outcomes With End-Of-Course Exams

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the new Fordham report on end-of-course exams and student outcomes.

Analysis and Commentary

End-Of-Course Exams Benefit Students—And States

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Amber M. Northernvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Education reformers in the United States have stumbled when it comes to high schools and the achievement evidence shows it. National Assessment results in grade twelve have been flat for a very long time. ACT and SAT scores are flat. U.S. results on PISA and TIMSS are essentially flat. College remediation rates—and dropout rates—remain high. Advanced Placement (AP) participation is up, but success on AP exams is not—and for minority students it’s down. 

Analysis and Commentary

The “Left Behind” Kids Made Incredible Progress From The Late 1990s Until The Great Recession. Here Are Key Lessons For Ed Reform.

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

This summer, I’ve been trying to make sense of the sizable gains made by America’s lowest-performing students and kids of color that coincided with the peak of the modern education reform movement. Today, I wrap up the series by offering some personal reflections on what we’ve learned. But first, let’s recap the facts and acknowledge the vast amount of ground yet to cover.


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.

CREDO at Stanford University