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Arizona Teachers Vote To Go On Strike

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 20, 2018

[Subscription Required] Teachers are asking for 20% pay raises and increases in state education funding.

Mieczyslaw Jalowiecki drawing
In the News

Mieczyslaw Jalowiecki Memoirs And Drawings Now Available Online

Friday, April 20, 2018

Hoover Archives has digitized and made available to researchers the memoirs and drawings of Polish diplomat, agronomist, writer, and nobleman Mieczyslaw Jalowiecki.

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Analysis and Commentary

Yes, Impacts On Test Scores Matter

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Friday, April 20, 2018
All week I’ve been digging into a recent AEI paper that reviews the research literature on short-term test-score impacts and long-term student outcomes for school choice programs. Here I’ll summarize the paper and what I believe is wrong with it, and conclude by calling on all parties in this debate to discuss the existing evidence in much more cautious tones.
Analysis and Commentary

What Counts As School Choice In New Study Of Short- And Long-Term Outcomes?

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Friday, April 20, 2018

The AEI paper focuses on a specific question: Is there is a disconnect for school choice programs when it comes to their impact on student test scores versus their impact on student attainment outcomes, namely high school graduation, college entrance, and college graduation rates?

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A Degree of Disappointment

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

“College for all” has diluted the value of a bachelor’s degree and diverted many young people from better paths toward the working world.

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Unscientific American

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

If we’re to withstand a torrent of unsound and biased research, we need to understand—and respect—scientific principles.

Analysis and Commentary

Evaluating The Impact Of School Choice On Short- And Long-Term Outcomes

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Last month, the American Enterprise Institute published a paper by Colin Hitt, Michael Q. McShane, and Patrick J. Wolf that reviewed every rigorous school-choice study with data on both student achievement and student attainment—high school graduation, college enrollment, and/or college graduation. They contend that the evidence points to a mismatch, specifically that “a school choice program’s impact on test scores is a weak predictor of its impacts on longer-term outcomes.”

Interviews

Peter Berkowitz On The Lars Larson Northwest Podcast (50:29)

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia Lars Larson Show
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses free speech on college campuses.

Analysis and Commentary

Findings About School Choice Programs Shouldn't Be Applied To Individual Schools

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Over the past few days, I’ve shown that the overwhelming majority of studies looking at bona fide school choice programs find positive effects on both short-term test scores and long-term student outcomes, especially college-going and college graduation. It is simply incorrect to claim, as the AEI authors did, that “a school choice program’s impact on test scores is a weak predictor of its impacts on longer-term outcomes.”

Analysis and Commentary

Three Education Reform Ideas For Wannabe Governors

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This year will feature a whopping thirty-six governors’ races, half of which are wide open, with incumbents who are term-limited or not running for re-election. Victors will have the opportunity to improve policies in many areas. But they’ve sadly said little about their ideas for education, according to an analysis by Rick Hess and Sofia Gallo of the American Enterprise Institute. 

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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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