Rhoda Rabkin on The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy by Nicholas Lemann and Standardized Minds: The High Price of America’s Testing Culture by Peter Sacks
Overseers, Directors, and Scholars Meet at Hoover Headquarters to Discuss Strategy and New Developments in US Policy
Visiting Researcher Stipe Kljaic Quests For Opposition To The Yugoslav Communist Regime At The Hoover Institution
My primary research interest is intellectual history of the 20th century Croatia and former Yugoslavia, so the archival research done at the Hoover Institution was of great significance for my theme of interest.
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
An ‘agency fee’ levied on those who refuse to join a union isn’t popular in schools or with the public.
Mathematical Challenges To Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution, With David Berlinski, Stephen Meyer, And David Gelernter
Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design?
A great university becomes an unsafe space for free speech, and a safe one for intellectual mediocrity.
Hoover welcomes the participants of the 2017 Workshop on Political Economy.
High-Profile Guests, Informative Talks, And A Milestone-Building Dedication: Hoover Hosts Friends And Supporters At The 2017 Fall Retreat
Hoover’s 2017 Fall Retreat—featuring one of the institution’s most distinguished guest speakers ever, the milestone dedication of the David and Joan Traitel Building, and a multi-day series of talks on restoring economic prosperity—was an extraordinary cap on a year of major accomplishments.
Education Experts Discuss The Future Of Advanced Placement And Students’ Challenges In College Preparation
Education experts and secondary school administrators discussed expanding minority access to Advanced Placement learning and finding solutions to the disconnect between secondary schools and colleges in student preparation throughout America’s education system.
President Barack Obama last month signed an executive order promising to "improve outcomes and advance educational opportunities for African Americans." The order instructs federal agencies to "promote, encourage, and undertake efforts" to increase "college access, college per
Teachers' unions say that they foster student achievement. Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro says bunk.
In the 18th edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows discuss the success of charter schools and why teachers’ unions oppose them; the national struggle over reopening schools amid the COVID-19 crisis; and the future of American education beyond the pandemic.
The Hoover Institution Spring 2012 Retreat began on Sunday, April 22, 2012, with before-dinner remarks by John Stossel, a commentator on the Fox Business Network, where he hosts Stossel, a weekly program highlighting current consumer issues from a libertarian viewpoint. Before joining Fox, he coanchored ABC’s prime-time news magazine show 20/20. He discussed his new book No, They Can’t: Why Government Fails—but Individuals Succeed, which depicts Stossel’s ideas of “what we’re imprinted to believe and what reality has taught [him].” Stossel, in talking about how people are unsatisfied with the government today and how the free market system works better for our society, stressed how “central planning appeals to people” and how we are “programmed to follow the central planner.”
The achievements of privately-funded vouchers
As his classic work is republished, Robert Conquest reflects on how it threw open the doors of the Gulag’s secrets.
Technology is marvelous, and marvelously oversold. By Niall Ferguson.
The accomplishments of Milton Friedman—and why we still miss him. By Stephen Moore.