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Empowering Students through School Choice, with Betsy DeVos

interview with Betsy DeVosvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 3, 2019


The 11th US secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, talks about how she’s empowering students and parents to find the best education through her school choice proposal. 


John Taylor: Not All Professors Are Socialists

interview with John B. Taylorvia Kibbe on Liberty
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses how we can educate young people and reclaim words like “liberalism,” “democracy,” and “capitalism.” Taylor also talks about influencers like Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith, and the mysterious Mont Pelerin Society.

Analysis and Commentary

My Ah Hah Moment About Academia

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

I was telling a friend the following true story last week and we both think it’s relevant to people who are hesitant about approaching famous academics.

Analysis and Commentary

Spelling Bees And Tiger Woods

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A pair of weekend essays heralding two new books point in such different directions regarding childhood, adolescence, and education in today’s America that it feels important to flag the issue—and the tough choices it portends for parents and educators.


Eric Hanushek On Income Inequality And Educational Achievement

interview with Eric Hanushekvia C-SPAN
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek discusses the results of his recent study on income inequality and its impact on educational achievement.

In the News

Harvard Is An Embarrassment To American Higher Education

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

As America's oldest and wealthiest university, Harvard University has been a source of national pride, indeed a national treasure, always very high on the list of the world's top schools. Yet recently it committed a blunder of breathtaking proportions, one so egregious that it calls for action not only by Harvard but possibly even beyond.

Analysis and Commentary

School Choice Is Plentiful In Milwaukee But Students Still Struggle

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Families in Milwaukee gained access to the nation's first private school vouchers nearly three decades ago. Today the educational landscape in Milwaukee also includes charter schools and many other forms of public school choice. But standardized test scores are still low and the achievement gap between black and white students remains large.

John Shoven
In the News

John B. Shoven, A King Of Retirement Economics, Retires

featuring John Shoven, Michael J. Boskinvia Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

John B. Shoven has been a dean, a director and a chair. He’s been a consultant, an adviser and a mentor. And now, at 72, the Stanford economist well known for urging Americans to postpone collecting Social Security benefits for as long as possible is taking on a new title: professor, emeritus.

In the News

Michael Knowles: Tim Cook Gives Terrible Advice To Graduates

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Fox News
Sunday, May 26, 2019

During Tulane University’s recent commencement ceremony, Apple CEO Tim Cook confessed to the graduating class that “in some important ways, my generation has failed you.” He’s right, but for all the wrong reasons. Cook told the students he regrets that his generation “spent too much time debating” – a strange lament in a democratic republic. How does Cook wish his generation had behaved?

Analysis and Commentary

Harvard's Latest Enfeeblement Of Liberal Education

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Harvard University’s maladroit defenestration of Ronald Sullivan and his wife, Stephanie Robinson, struck a blow against liberal education. Many of Harvard’s own left-liberal luminaries are up in arms. But the university’s disgraceful act can come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention for the last few decades to higher education in general and to Harvard in particular.


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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