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Analysis and Commentary

Point Of View: Oklahoma’s Math Standards Don’t Make The Grade

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia News OK
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

In spring 2016, Oklahoma adopted new math and English language arts (ELA) standards after making the decision drop the Common Core. In doing so, it was well within its rights. But Oklahoma also has a responsibility to make sure its standards are strong, clear and rigorous. For ELA, the state has accomplished this. But for math, it fell short.


How To Improve California’s Poorly Performing Education System? Reforming Antiquated Teacher Compensation Practices Will Have A Big Effect

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

In a market economy, employee compensation inevitably depends on employee performance and productivity. But there is one incredibly important occupation in which compensation depends very little on performance—public school teaching. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Effects Of Heat On Student Learning

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 10, 2018

School is back in session after one of the hottest summers in recorded history, and many students are now in classrooms without air conditioning. A new study looks at how hotter school days impact. student learning.

In the News

How The Great Recession Turned America’s Student-Loan Problem Into A $1.5 Trillion Crisis

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Market Watch
Friday, September 7, 2018

The financial crash, which began 10 years ago this month with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, created a perfect storm


Michael Petrilli: Finding The Right Fix For High School Diplomas

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the state of the high school diploma and whether it should align with college readiness.

In the News

What Governors Should Know About K-12 School Quality And The Economy

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Education Next
Monday, September 3, 2018

How can quality K-12 schools improve a state’s economy? Many people—including elected officials—don’t automatically make the connection between these two issues, though economic health and education are both top of mind for voters across the country, including those participating in this fall’s 36 gubernatorial races.


Michael Petrilli: Is The IRS Poised To Harm School Choice?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses whether new IRS regulations will harm tax credit scholarship programs.

Analysis and Commentary

Ohio Can Play Offense With The AI Revolution By Investing In Quality Education

by Eric Hanushekvia
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

All states today worry about the coming of the machines - the artificial intelligence revolution. Ohio more than most other states has already seen much of the potential for automation changing the face of employment. The answer for the future is investing in "automation insurance" - quality education.

A medic area designed by Food Machinery Corporation. July 28, 1969

We Shot the War Exhibit Takes Spotlight in NY Times Article

Thursday, August 30, 2018

For more than four decades, Art Greenspon kept his recollections of photographing the Vietnam War for Overseas Weekly tucked away deep in his memory, as inaccessible as the images themselves.

Count Mauro Tosti Valminuta,  Uruguay, 1925
In the News

Italian Diplomat’s Scrapbooks Received By The Hoover Archives

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Two albums containing an eclectic mix of materials gathered by Mauro Tosti di Valminuta, one of Benito Mussolini’s trusted diplomats, were added to Hoover holdings.  The collection covers Tosti’s assignments from 1919 until 1933 in Europe and South America.  The albums offer interesting vignettes from the daily life of a career Italian foreign service officer.



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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