Is Hayek an important enough economist to be taught in Texas schools alongside Keynes and Friedman? . . .
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.
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. . . .
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.
To improve our public schools we need better teachers. Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear explains how to get them.
Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at OECD, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss the upcoming PISA results, how high-performing nations work to support teachers, and what school systems can do to better prepare students for the future. The 2019 PISA results will be released on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The message behind the Stanford Challenge rang loud and clear Saturday morning at Maples Pavilion, where the University elucidated the agenda of its five-year, $4.3 billion fundraising campaign with a roundtable discussion featuring the co-founder of the largest online network, a former secretary of state, a former secretary of defense, the CEO of a pharmaceutical giant, a specialist on biological terrorism and a US Supreme Court justice…
California Schools Superintendent Wants to Water Down Academic Standards in Name of "21st-Century Skills"
California State Schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell spoke to the annual EdSource Forum in Irvine today (April 17)...
Last week, I attended three different conferences in Washington, D.C....