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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The summer 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. 

Analysis and Commentary

LAUSD At The Edge Of A Fiscal Cliff

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 9, 2018

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) faces a debt of between $11-15 billion. How did the school district get itself into such a financial hole and what might it do to get out of it?

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Brushing Up on “Truth Decay”

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Separating fact from fiction is an elementary skill. So why don’t we teach it in elementary school?


Michael Petrilli On The Gradebook Podcast: Florida School Grades – Helpful, Or Harmful?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Gradebook Podcast
Friday, June 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about school grading in Florida, its history, and next steps.

In the News

How The Startup Mentality Failed Kids In San Francisco

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Wired
Thursday, June 28, 2018

On the windy afternoon of March 17, 2017, I opened my mailbox and saw a white envelope from the San Francisco Unified School District. The envelope contained a letter assigning my younger daughter to a middle school. 


Both Teachers And The Public Back Janus Decision By Supreme Court

by Paul E. Peterson, Albert Chengvia EducationNext
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

In Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court strikes down agency fees.  The unions have said that the case is a corporate attack on teacher interests. Eric Heins, the President of the California Teachers Association, insists that “corporate CEOS, the wealthiest one percent, and politicians who do their bidding” launched the lawsuit. “They want to use the Supreme Court to take away the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions,” he says.

Analysis and Commentary

Crowdsourcing Request: Best Educational YouTube Channels For Kids

by Michael J. Petrillivia Ed Excellence
Monday, June 25, 2018

As a recovering Waldorf parent, I’ve long had a complicated relationship with screen time, but have come to see its benefits, especially if the focus is on quality over quantity. This has inspired me to publish lists of my favorite TV shows for young kids and for families; a compilation of educational videos; and a list of recommended apps. Now for the next frontier: YouTube.

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Analysis and Commentary

Markets In Undergraduate Stanford Degrees

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, June 25, 2018

At its June 14-15, 2018, meeting, Stanford’s Board of Trustees approved the Provost’s Annual Budget for 2018-2019. Schedule 10 in the Appendix (page 116) lists the top 20 majors with the largest number of baccalaureate degrees awarded over the past 10 years, from 2007-08 through 2016-17. Elsewhere one can find the number of degrees granted by all 61 Stanford degree-granting departments/programs (hereafter departments).

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Congress Checks In On Charter Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 25, 2018

Charter schools have been in the news lately, as supporters and opponents have debated whether they are expanding opportunities for students most in need or whether they are increasing segregation.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Harassment Gone Haywire."


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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