Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
In this thought-provoking volume, scholars offer evidence, insights, and ideas on key policy questions affecting education—such as national exams, accountability, performance, and other vital issues, while detailing the importance of education to both the individual and society as a whole.
School Choice – What Are The Choices?
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, host Peter Robinson mediates a discussion between PayPal founder and Stanford Professor Peter Thiel and Velocity Capital Management founder and journalist Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation in the United States over the past four decades. Thiel argues that, outside of computers, there has been very little innovation in the past forty years, and the rate of technological change has significantly decreased when compared to the first half of the 20th century. In contrast, Kessler asserts that innovation comes in waves, and we are on the verge of another burst of technological breakthroughs. Industries covered include education, medicine and biotechnology, as well as robots and high tech.
Twenty-five years ago, there was a clarion call for better education. The clamor for school testing has drowned it out. By Diane Ravitch.
Our characteristic hope for the future has been shaken. Growth in per capita income can revive it. By Gary S. Becker.
Does Homer still matter? For more than 2000 years, the ancient Greeks and Romans have had a special place in the canon of western civilization and their writings have been studied by generation after generation of scholars and students. But are the classics still relevant in twenty-first century, multi-cultural America? Or are the ancient Greeks of no more importance to us than other ancient cultures such as the Aztecs, Egyptians, or Chinese?
Apologists for the public schools continue to blame the achievement gap between groups on social pathologies and shortcomings in the innate abilities of entire groups.
In an attempt to "level the playing field," education bureaucrats are lowering standards for minority students. The result? The bureaucrats are dooming minority students to lives of missed opportunities. By Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell.
How can we shore up the American work ethic? By honoring good work. By Russell Muirhead.
Some final thoughts on school choice
Want to boost growth and reduce inequality? Focus on education. By George P. Shultz and Eric A. Hanushek.
John Dewey invented progressive education a hundred years ago. It was wrong then and hasn’t gotten better. By Hoover fellow Williamson M. Evers.
Despite the magnitude of technological change that we have experienced in the last 30 years, Hoover fellow Newt Gingrich argues, the true technological revolution has only just begun.
Peter Berkowitz on Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life by Anthony T. Kronman
One study of 29 countries found that the level of competition among schools was directly tied to higher test scores in reading and math. . . .
Whether racing to the top or sinking in debt (or both), some governors are taking the school-reform baton back from Washington. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
Either we teach the young to understand and appreciate their freedom, or we cheat them of their birthright. By William Damon.
How the language of discrimination hurts blacks. By Shelby Steele.