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Timothy Garton Ash On Free Speech Under Attack: The Case Of Universities

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Free Speech Debate
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash outlines the principles of the free speech debate, with a particular regard to the situation in universities.


Richard Epstein On Law Talk: Lawyers, Guns, And Russians

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Monday, February 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein examines the latest revelations from the Mueller investigation, discusses what can be done about gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment, and talks about whether restrictions on free speech have gone too far on college campuses.

In the News

When Trials Make Us Better

quoting William Damonvia
Sunday, February 18, 2018

William Damon’s 1995 classic, “Greater Expectations: Overcoming the Culture of Indulgence in America’s Homes and Schools,” calls the crisis of indulgence, particularly among the youth, a “failure of spirit.” He points out that research has shown how children desire to be of service to others, are open to moral and religious formation, and look for intellectual challenges, but the culture of indulgence has killed all these.

In the News

World Bank’s ‘Global Dataset’ Offers New Way For Comparing Countries’ Educational Performance

quoting Eric Hanushekvia EdWeek Market Brief
Friday, February 16, 2018

For years, efforts to explore and compare the educational performance of impoverished countries–and by implication, their economic potential–have been stymied by a lack of useful data. An ambitious new analysis by the World Bank aims to change that.

Analysis and Commentary

Virtues—And Sins—Of Commission

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, February 16, 2018

For the past year and a half, I’ve been honored to represent the State Board of Education on the Maryland Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education, which released its preliminary report this week. Much heavy lifting lies ahead as Commission members work with staff and consultants to put flesh on the bones of our broad policy recommendations and to cost them out.

Analysis and Commentary

The Tragedy Of Modern Academia

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Alternate title: Don Boudreaux explains my motivation in two paragraphs.

In the News

Make College Degrees Valuable Again

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Winter brings closure to millions of high school students filling out college applications. To the best of their ability, they have cemented their steps toward a brighter future. Meanwhile, newspapers will fill those students with the anxiety that college is becoming a Fort Knox, locking the non-worthy out of a sanctuary.

In the News

What Left-Wing Educators Don't Teach During 'Black History Month'

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Thursday, February 15, 2018

When will Black History Month be ... history?


The Olympian Challenges Facing America's High Schools

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses what the recent graduation rate scandals say about the state of the American high schools. 

In the News

Is Higher Education Worth It?

mentioning Russell Robertsvia The National Review
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I just finished listening to a particularly excellent episode of EconTalk (my second favorite podcast). Russ Roberts had his old friend Bryan Caplan on to talk about his new book, The Case Against Education, which I've been dipping in and out of in my copious free time. 


K-12 Education Task Force

The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency.

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