In Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future, Former Secretary of State George Shultz Explains How to Achieve a Better Future for the United States and the World
Hoover Institution Press today released Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future by George Shultz. The book contains some of Shultz’s most compelling analyses on the topics of governance, the economy, energy, drugs, diplomacy, and nuclear security.
For years now, some economists and policymakers have tried to make the case that there is an important link between student standardized test scores and economic growth in the United States. They do this with complex mathematical formulas that most people can’t even pretend to follow.
Looking at the current financial crisis, Eric A. Hanushek warns schools against using old tactics to deal with future budget shortfalls...
Is our education system working, and will it produce the skills needed for prosperity in the future?
With the release of a new report Dec. 14 on the future of the U.S. educational system, the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce has created a controversial blueprint for school reform that it says is crucial if the U.S. is to maintain its competitiveness...
George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, in discussing his book Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future, shares his insights on topics including nuclear weapons, the economy, energy development, and the war on drugs.
Bill Damon argues that we are failing to prepare today’s young people to be responsible American citizens—to the detriment of their life prospects and those of liberty in the United States of the future.
President Obama is seeking financial reform legislation that strengthens existing regulations and add new regulations to reduce the risk of a future meltdown of financial markets. If enacted, which seems increasingly likely, university endowment managers may no longer be able to place risky bets that bring outsized returns...
Relatively small improvements in students’ educational performance can have large impacts on a nation’s future economic well-being, according to a new international study released today from the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). . . .
Legislators and the governor have been quick to suggest that closing schools early is inevitable, so it seems remarkable that there has been little to no discussion of the impact that would have on Oregon's children and the future of Oregon's economy...
President Donald Trump wants to make apprenticeships more successful than on his TV series, “The Apprentice,” which Fox News determined “was better at choosing future reality show hosts and camera chasers than … finding people who can actually run companies.”
Want to boost growth and reduce inequality? Focus on education. By George P. Shultz and Eric A. Hanushek.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker discusses a wide range of issues facing his state, the nation, and the future of the GOP. (32:53)
“What we've tried to do is take a step back and instead of getting engrossed in the nuances and acronyms here in our nation's capital is instead try to focus on what does this mean to real people? What does this mean to our state? What does this mean to us long term? My goal is to move people from government dependence . . . and find a way to transition them into the private sector.”
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, former Florida governor Jeb Bush offers his outlook on immigration into the United States and discusses the policies he believes would improve the issue. (47:16)
“I think we've [the Republican Party] become too reactionary. We have not been as positive, offering concrete proposals that are based on this principle that the future is incredibly bright. If we believed it, we would be advocating across-the-board principles and policies that would advance that notion.”
Science and technology policy in the United States has emphasized Ph.D. training for future professors and neglected other kinds of training.
What students in past generations learned will not be sufficient for today's students or the future of our country.