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Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: First Year Of College Available Online, Tuition-Free

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 1, 2020

The founder and CEO of, Steve Klinsky, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the online platform, which offers free college-level courses that in many cases can be used to get credit toward a degree. With an economic downturn and traditional colleges and universities physically closed because of the novel coronavirus, this may be an increasingly attractive option for students.

In the News

Back To School: What Parents Can Expect & Policymakers Can Do

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research invites you to join us for a conversation about education during COVID-19 including the challenges and opportunities ahead as schools and families prepare for a new academic year. What policies and practices can help ensure equitable and effective re-opening? What might learning and classrooms look like in the future?

In the News

'Going To See Massive Cuts': Without More Coronavirus Relief, Schools Slash Budgets, Prep Layoffs

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Detroit Free Press
Thursday, May 28, 2020

The West Bloomfield School District in suburban Detroit has clear plans for fall: One option has students learning at home three days a week to limit the spread of the coronavirus, buildings deep cleaned routinely and buses carrying smaller loads and running more frequently.

In the News

How To Recover From Our School Disaster: Top Curriculums, Training And Resolve

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Washington Post
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Measured by the amount of teaching and learning, this was probably the worst school year in decades. We can’t be sure because nearly all year-end standardized tests were canceled. But students got the least time with teachers I can remember. Most parents will concede that neither they nor the Internet were good substitutes.

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Half-Time High School May Be Just What Students Need

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The shutdown of America’s high schools has deprived millions of students of rites we previously took for granted. Coursework can be transferred online to some degree, but no virtual environment can replace football games, choir concerts, musicals, and so much more that’s part of the American high school experience. 

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Four Reasons Republicans Should Support Aid For State And Local Governments

by Michael J. Petrilli, Chad L. Aldisvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Back in March, the coronavirus pandemic led to a rare outbreak of a different sort, as bipartisanship returned to Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, unlike COVID-19, that phenomenon has proved fleeting, as Democrats and Republicans are back to bickering again as they debate the next phase of the federal response.


Terry Moe: The Future Of Education Reform And Its Politics

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Terry Moe: The Future of Education Reform and Its Politics
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

In the News

Rotten Education Isn't Preordained

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Longview News-Journal
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Black politicians, civil rights leaders and their white liberal advocates have little or no interest in doing anything effective to deal with what’s no less than an education crisis among black students.

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The Education Exchange: Stanford-Affiliated Doctor Says Schools Should Open In September

by Paul E. Peterson interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a Member of Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Health Care Policy, Scott W. Atlas, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss fear, risk, Covid-19 shutdowns, and how to move forward with reopening schools.


Eliminating The ACT And SAT Won’t Fix What’s Wrong With Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Dispatch
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The University of California is hurting the students it’s trying to help by eliminating objective measures for admissions.


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