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Analysis and Commentary

Discriminating By Race

by John Yoovia City-Journal
Friday, March 29, 2019

New York City has a serious problem with its schools. It’s not the high failure rates, low test scores, or deteriorating buildings. Instead, mayor Bill de Blasio and chancellor of education Richard Carranza believe, it’s that the best city schools—the specialized or magnet high schools—have too many students of the wrong race and too few of the right ones. Stuyvesant High School, widely considered the city’s most selective public high school, this month offered just seven seats out of 895 to black students. 

Featured

Can The Federal Government Rescue Campus Free Speech?

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The well-documented inability of American colleges and universities to reverse the several-decades-long curtailment of free speech on campus is a matter of considerable public interest. Whether the federal government is capable of producing effective reform is another question. President Trump seems to believe Washington is up to the task.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Are Schools Ready For An Economic Downturn?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about reminding schools to prepare for a rainy day, which is likely coming soon.

Analysis and Commentary

Five Lessons From My Time On The Maryland State Board Of Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A surprising array of events are arranged in four-year cycles: leap years, the Olympics, presidential elections, and many “terms of office,” including those on the Maryland State Board of Education, where I just concluded my tour of duty.

Analysis and Commentary

A Moonshot For Kids

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Spring may be coming, but our “policy winter” continues. That’s my forecast, anyway, as today’s crazy politics combined with leftover fatigue from the Bush-Obama era has led most of the nation’s leaders to shy away from anything that looks or sounds like a big new move to reform K–12 education, outside showering our broken system with lots more money.

Analysis and Commentary

The $60K Rafting Guide

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Like the students in Jared Lucas’s class, I have been thinking a lot about Bryan Caplan’s insights on schooling in The Case Against Education. I got to about page 120 and then my plane landed, but I read it the way I read every book I write a review on: every page and every footnote.

In the News

You Can't Throw Money At War On Poverty

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A damning new study dispels the myth that more money is the cure for education's failures. The report took a comprehensive look at 50 years of testing data and found that even after spending hundreds of billions of dollars, the opportunity gap among students remains as wide as ever.

Analysis and Commentary

Reflections On A Four-Year Sentence

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A surprising array of events are arranged in four-year cycles: leap years, the Olympics, presidential elections, and many “terms of office,” including those on the Maryland State Board of Education, where I just concluded my tour of duty.

Analysis and Commentary

Harvard President Larry Bacow Proclaimed Diversity Of Thought At A Speech At Peking University On March 20, 2019

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Harvard President Larry Bacow, speaking at Peking University six weeks before the centennial of the May Fourth Movement, stated that the purpose of a university is the search for truth, which “has to be discovered, revealed through argument and experiment, tested on the anvil of opposing explanations and ideas,” in short, academic freedom.
Analysis and Commentary

NJ'S Challenge Is To Maintain Standards For High School Graduation

by Michael J. Petrillivia NJ Spotlight
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Recent turmoil over graduation requirements in Garden State must not open the door to less rigorous expectations for students.

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