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The Diploma Dilemma

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

How to realize the potential of today’s students and strengthen our country’s economic and social vitality in the decades to come.

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The Relevance, Effects, and Potential Unintended Consequences of High-Stakes Assessments

by Monica R. Almondvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Monday, February 10, 2020

This essay considers the relationship between high school graduation requirements, college admissions requirements, and required state standardized assessments.

Background paper for The Diploma Dilemma.

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Ready or Not? Preparing All Students For a Meaningful Post–High School Experience

by Marie O'Haravia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Monday, February 10, 2020

This essay provides a landscape analysis of high school graduation requirements across states, analyzes states’ recent student outcomes data, and names actions state education leaders can take to improve alignment and achievement.

Background paper for The Diploma Dilemma.

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The Economic Effects Of Private Equity Buyouts

by Steven J. Davis, John Haltiwanger, Kyle Handley, Ben Lipsius, Josh Lerner, Javier Mirandavia Analysis
Friday, October 4, 2019

We examine thousands of U.S. private equity (PE) buyouts from 1980 to 2013, a period that saw huge swings in credit market tightness and GDP growth. Our results show striking, systematic differences in the real-side effects of PE buyouts, depending on buyout type and external conditions. 

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The Unavoidable: Tomorrow's Teacher Compensation

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Thursday, January 30, 2020

States and localities cannot avoid dealing with issues of teacher compensation. Not only is it the largest budget item for many local governments, but also it is the place of largest leverage for improving the quality of schools.

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Executive Summary "The Unavoidable: Tomorrow's Teacher Compensation

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Education Success Initiative
Thursday, January 30, 2020

An executive summary of the policy analysis "The Unavoidable: Tomorrow's Teacher Compensation," from the Hoover Education Success Initiative.

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The Fiscal Effects Of The Public Option

by Lanhee J. Chen, Tom Church, Daniel Heilvia Analysis
Monday, January 27, 2020

Supporters of a federal public option contend that a government-run health plan will reduce federal deficits. These projected deficit savings are predicated on two major, but unrealistic, assumptions. First, public option proposals assume that the government will reimburse hospitals and providers at rates lower than paid by private insurers. Second, the proposals require plan premiums to fully cover plan costs. 

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Teacher Pensions and Teacher Quality: Drawing on Existing Evidence to Formulate New Ideas

by Maria Fitzpatrickvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Given the massive taxpayer investments that school districts and states are making in educator pension systems, it is time to reconsider how these retirement incentives impact teacher retention and student learning in our nation’s classrooms.

Background paper for The Unavoidable: Tomorrow's Teacher Compensation.

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The Big Bet on Adding Staff to Improve Schools Is Breaking the Bank: How Can We Do Right by Students and the Budget Alike?

by Marguerite Rozavia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Rather than looking for any single big bet, education leaders should weigh the trade-offs of cost-equivalent options, intentionally choose an array of investment strategies customized to local needs, and consider staffing that can do the most for students with the limited dollars at hand.

Background paper for The Unavoidable: Tomorrow's Teacher Compensation.

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A Consideration of Educator Evaluation and Compensation Reform

by Andrew Morgan, Minh Nguyen, Ben Ost, Steven Rivkinvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Well-designed educator evaluation systems can catalyze important educator compensation reforms, as district examples in Dallas and DC have shown.

Background paper for The Unavoidable: Tomorrow's Teacher Compensation.

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