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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Friday, November 2, 2018

The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 


Michael Petrilli: An #Eduween Riddle: How Is Pre-School Research Like A Skunk?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses early childhood education and whether we expect too much from it.

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American Wonk: John Yoo On Harvard’s Anti-Asian Discrimination

interview with John Yoovia Ricochet
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the legal complaint against Harvard, alleging that Harvard systematically discriminates against Asian-Americans.

Freedom’s Virtues and Vulnerabilities: Hoover Fellows Pair Economic Optimism with Sobering National Security Warnings

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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Can American freedom survive in today’s challenging world? That was a recurring question during two days of presentations at Hoover’s 2018 Fall Retreat, held from October 21–23 in Hoover’s David and Joan Traitel Building. In a comprehensive agenda of briefings developed exclusively for Hoover supporters, numerous fellows cheered America’s economic progress (helped by policies enacted under the advice of Hoover fellows) while also explaining daunting new challenges to America’s security.

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Polish Scholar Visits Hoover Library & Archives To Research Assistance To Anti-Communist Opposition In Poland

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Paweł Sowiński, a fellow at Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, has completed his October visit to Hoover.  His research here, sponsored by the Polish National Research Council, centered on  American support for Polish anti-communist opposition during the Cold War.  

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Teachers Need Sympathy—and Reform

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Teaching can be a tough, poorly paid job. But teachers need to recognize that respect must be earned, and that their unions are doing them no favors.

Analysis and Commentary

Four-Day School Weeks And Pathway 2 Tomorrow

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hanna Skandera, Editor-in-chief of The Line and former Secretary of Education for New Mexico, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss the four-day school week and Pathway 2 Tomorrow, a call for innovative proposals to broaden education.

Analysis and Commentary

A Strong Vote For School Choice

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review-Journal
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Primary education in Nevada is in a pitiful state, with no obvious path of exit or reform. Clark County has the fifth-largest school district in the nation and some of the lowest-performing schools. Clearly, some major transformation in educational policy is needed to shake up the system. But instead of meeting the challenge, state and local politics are filled with gridlock and confusion.

Analysis and Commentary

The Concern About Subgroups In ESSA Accountability Systems May Be Overblown

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, October 25, 2018
A recent analysis by uber-wonk Anne Hyslop and her colleagues at the Alliance for Excellent Education adds to a long list of reports expressing concern that many states’ accountability systems are turning a blind eye to the performance of disadvantaged students and students of color.
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Education Reform: Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Institution
Monday, October 29, 2018

Performance of students in California has recently improved, but large numbers of students still remain poorly equipped to face a world of automation and economic change. Moreover, California’s economic future is in jeopardy, especially if the high cost of living impedes the flow of skilled in-migrants to the state.


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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