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.
Hoover scholars have been heavily involved in far-reaching educational research, and their work provides surprisingly positive answers to thorny questions, such as whether scholarship has ever influenced the debate on educational policy; whether new policies are just about politics without regard to fact; and how to mitigate bad ideas by introducing good ideas through research and analysis.
The Hoover Institution and the Fordham Institute hosted a discussion on "Education for Upward Mobility" on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 4:00pm - 6:30pm. The event video is below.
The Hoover Institution hosted "Education 20/20 Speaker Series: Rod Paige and Peter Wehner" on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. EDT.
Twenty years ago, the National Commission on Excellence in Education delivered a shocking report called A Nation at Risk, which awakened millions of Americans to a national crisis in primary and secondary education.
KORET TASK FORCE ON K–12 EDUCATION
Coinciding with the semiannual meeting of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, a host of print and on-line media descended on the Hoover Institution to meet with members of the Task Force and to question them on their first joint publication, A Primer on America's Schools (Hoover Press, 2001). At a September 20, 2001, press briefing, Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe, who edited the book, explained that the book's goal is to cut through the complexities, unwarranted assumptions, and unfounded assertions surrounding education reform and to convey the basic facts that people need to know about important policy questions facing education today. During the press briefing, members of the Koret Task Force addressed prominent topics in the national education debate, including choice and accountability, the opposition by teachers unions to reform movements, and the possibilities for real change in the future.