In Our 21st Century World, It’s Time To Invest In 21st Century Teaching Materials — & Train Educators To Use Them
When I started teaching 17 years ago, the world was a different place moving at a different pace. People still rented their movies at Blockbuster Video, phones weren’t quite as smart and we called for a yellow taxi if we needed a lift. Everything was a little slower — including the sharing of content, ideas and data.
Is Hayek an important enough economist to be taught in Texas schools alongside Keynes and Friedman? . . .
Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
We’re building a website that will be the home for the Keynes/Hayek rap video along with interviews with leading macroeconomists and other good stuff. . . .
Now in its fourth year, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy brings together scholars from across the globe to study the history of economic thought using the archives of such notable thinkers as Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek. This year the workshop welcomed Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (2015), who presented a keynote address on June 28th.
In celebration of its centennial, the Hoover Institution opens the exhibition Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century in Hoover Tower on October 10, 2019. Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Institution started as a special collections library devoted to the acquisition and study of documents related to the First World War.
The phrase “21st-century skills” is everywhere in education policy discussions these days, from faculty lounges to the highest echelons of the U.S. education system...
Since you brought up the subject of “21st Century skills,” it seemed like an opportune time to talk a bit about this subject...
Intellectuals - and particularly academics - have been accused by one of their own of making the world a worse and more dangerous place in the 20th century. . . .
Two weeks ago, I wondered why Argentina’s economy had fared so poorly during the 20th century...
The organization Common Core, which calls for giving students strong grounding across academic disciplines, has organized an open letter critiquing the program put forward by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and calling for the group to revise its goals...
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli joins a debate to discuss the risks and rewards of using public money to fund private schooling as well as who benefits, and who gets left behind. The debate on private school vouchers answers these questions and many more.
For over half a century, Americans have relied on public schooling as the nation’s core strategy for promoting social and economic mobility across generations, giving every child a fair start regardless of family income and zip code. But a groundbreaking new study has found that despite enormous public investment — now at over $700 billion annually — achievement gaps between wealthier and poorer children have remained unchanged over the past 50 years.
Why Here, Why Now? Why Did The United States Enjoy Dramatic Improvements In The Standard Of Living During The Last Century?
Hoover Institution economists John Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Terry Anderson, and George Shultz examine the causes for and the reasons behind so many improvements being made to the quality of life in the United States over the past century. They analyze the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, taxes, and national security played in these remarkable achievements.
Silas Palmer Fellow Greg Robinson Explores The Economic And Cultural Connections Between Japan And Louisiana In The 20th Century
My project, “Japanese in Louisiana,” focuses on the economic and cultural connections between Japan and Louisiana in the 20th century, most importantly in New Orleans. During these decades, the port of New Orleans became ...
To improve our public schools we need better teachers. Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear explains how to get them.
China, throughout the 20th century, experienced uncertainty and revolution that resulted in radical changes in government. During this time, China also experienced frequent natural disasters (floods and earthquakes) and famines. The effect of these disasters on China’s large population was devastating; people perished, lost their crops, had their houses destroyed, and fled from their homes.