The Education Exchange: Coronavirus Threatens Teacher Pensions

The director of the Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research at Saint Louis University, Michael Podgursky, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss what long-term economic effects are likely to result from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Education Exchange: How New York City’s Schools Are Changing

A senior fellow and director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute, Ray Domanico, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how enrollment in district and charter schools in New York City is shifting.

The Education Exchange: What Colleges Deliver to Their Graduates

An Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Albert Cheng (pictured), joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Cheng’s new paper, which reports findings from a survey of college alumni about their experiences in higher education and afterward.

The Education Exchange: The Link Between Standardized Testing and Student Achievement

The director of the ifo Center for the Economics of Education, Ludger Woessmann, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Woessmann’s new research that investigates how testing reforms relate to country performance on the Program for International Student Assessment tests over time.

The Education Exchange: More Evidence of Higher College Attainment from Milwaukee’s Voucher Program

A professor of education policy at the University of Arkansas, Patrick Wolf, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Wolf’s latest findings from Milwaukee’s Parental Choice Program. Wolf’s research explores whether voucher students are more likely to attain higher levels of education than their peers outside of the program.

The Education Exchange: The Gap Between High School Graduation and College Preparedness

A distinguished research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Macke Raymond, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Raymond’s new paper that looks into rising high school graduation rates, and the gap between those high-school graduation requirements and the entry requirements for state universities.

The Education Exchange: How to Increase Stagnant Teacher Salaries

The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education, Eric Hanushek, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper that offers evidence on how states and localities can optimize teacher compensation.

The Education Exchange: Are Homeschooled Children Missing Out on Cultural Capital?

An assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, Daniel Hamlin, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss research on whether homeschooled children have fewer opportunities to acquire cultural capital than their public school peers.

The Education Exchange: Student Test Scores in Newark Charter Schools

Marcus Winters, an associate professor in Boston University and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study by Winters that shows lasting test score gains for students at charter schools in Newark, N.J.

The Education Exchange: The State of Education in California

Bill Whalen, the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism and a Hoover Institution research fellow, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss education issues, including school choice, in California.

The Education Exchange: Increasing Teacher Diversity in Massachusetts

Melanie Rucinski, a doctoral student in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her new paper, “Racial Diversity in the Teacher Pipeline,” which looks into how Massachusetts has worked to make the teacher profession better reflect the student population.

The Education Exchange: Has the War on Poverty Been Won?

Richard Burkhauser, Professor Emeritus of Policy Analysis at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the poverty rate in the United States, looking at a full-income poverty measure, and raising the question of whether President Lyndon Johnson’s original War on Poverty has been a success.

Education Exchange Replay: How to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

On Aug. 12, 2019, Todd Rogers, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, sat down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study that looks to curb chronic absenteeism through randomized experiments.

Education Exchange Replay: Fixing the Culture of Contempt

Earlier this year, Arthur Brooks spoke to Paul E. Peterson about how contempt corrodes our own happiness, about remembering the difference between people we disagree with and the ideas they embrace, and about the role universities can play in repairing our culture.

The Education Exchange: Poverty Rate in America on the Decline

Bruce Meyer, the McCormick Foundation Professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his annual report on U.S. consumption poverty, which reveals that poverty has fallen sharply in the past 50 years.

The Education Exchange: The Inner Workings of the Providence Public School District

David Steiner, the Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the review of the Providence Public School District recently undertaken by Johns Hopkins. The review includes distressing news on proficiency in math and reading, teacher morale and deteriorating facilities.

The Education Exchange: Building a Case Against the Blaine Amendments

Erica Smith, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that takes a deep look at school choice and which could declare the so-called Blaine Amendments unconstitutional in 38 states.

The Education Exchange: How to Build a 21st-Century School System

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 Education Exchange: Observations from Inside a Success Academy School

Robert Pondiscio, a senior fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his time observing a Success Academy school in the Bronx, and his new book, “How the Other Half Learns.”

The Education Exchange: School Choice and Blaine Amendments in Montana

Richard Komer, a former Senior Litigation Attorney at the Institute for Justice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case which could declare the Blaine Amendments in 38 state constitutions unconstitutional.

The Education Exchange: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Prepare for College

Diane Tavenner, the cofounder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her new book, “Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life,” and a series of tips and questions for parents as their children begin the college application process.

The Education Exchange: What Goes Into Choosing the Right College?

Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book “Choosing College,” co-written with Bob Moesta, and the different questions prospective college applicants should ask themselves as they work through the application process for college.

The Education Exchange: The Turnaround of Camden’s Schools

Paymon Rouhanifard, CEO at Propel America, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his time as Superintendent of the Camden City School District, including how he worked to change the fortunes of a struggling district, as well as his current efforts at Propel America to ensure a path to prosperity for high school graduates.

The Education Exchange: Raising Student Achievement with Local Money

Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor at IE University in Madrid, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss their co-authored paper, “Who Benefits from Local Financing of Public Services? A Causal Analysis.”

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