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When School Districts Let Families Choose

by Robin J. Lakevia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

This paper examines in-district and across-district school choice opportunities and provides recommendations to maximize their effectiveness and access for students most in need of options.

Background paper for Toward Equitable School Choice.

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The National Charter School Landscape

by Anna J. Egalitevia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

This paper summarizes the national charter school landscape by comprehensively reviewing the most up-to-date national and regional enrollment statistics, discussing the contemporary social and political factors affecting sector growth, and reviewing the research literature on the short- and long-run effects of attending a charter school or having one open near your district school.

Background paper for Toward Equitable School Choice.

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Does School Choice Make Segregation Better or Worse?

by Matthew M. Chingos, Tomas E. Monarrezvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

This paper synthesizes the best available research on the effect of school choice policies on segregation by race and ethnicity.

Background paper for Toward Equitable School Choice.

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The Costs Of Regulation And Centralization In Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Socialism and Free Market Capitalism: The Human Prosperity Project
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Health care is universally among the most regulated sectors. In most nations, heavy regulation of the supply of health care goods and services care is coupled with marked centralization of the payment for medical care. The United States has a far less centralized but still highly regulated system characterized by its unique private components. More than 200 million Americans, including most seniors on Medicare, use private insurance. 

Observations From The Roundtable

The Middle East in an Emerging World: Observations from the Roundtable

via Governance In An Emerging New World
Monday, April 22, 2019

When experts discuss the Middle East and North Africa, they often begin with the Shi’a–Sunni divide, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, or the prevalence of Islamic terrorism. We’d like to add another dimension. We know these conflicts have and will persist. But as the papers presented in this volume attest—and as the roundtable discussion confirmed—the individual countries in this region are also affected by the broader forces we have been studying throughout this project: demographic change, emerging technologies, and weakening governance.

Diploma Dilemma
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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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