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Reason.tv: Federal Education Policy with Former Assistant Secretary of Education Bill Evers

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Does the Obama Administration want to create a national education policy akin to France's Ministry of Education?  According to Bill Evers, Former US Assistant Secretary of Education and current Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, that is exactly what they are attempting to do.

Evers sat down with Reason Senior Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward to discuss current federal education policy, the role of the Department of Education, and synonyms for "school vouchers."

Approx. 7:20 minutes.

Edited by Meredith Bragg. Camera by Meredith Bragg and Josh Swain.

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  1. You know, whenever I hear about someone getting caught lying on their resumes, I always wonder why they don’t go for bigger lies. Instead of a fake job, why not a fake political appointment? Like former Deputy Undersecretary of the Interior? I mean, it’s not like anyone knows who has held that office or even who holds it now.

    1. Constitutional Law Professor is a good one to make up. Nobody checks that. I’ll bet you could run for president without anybody finding out and there is no firing for resume puffing there.

      1. Fuck doctoring credentials, you may even be able to run for President without having been ferking born anywhere. I mean, I’ve heard of that being done.

    2. Aw, c’m’on, you trying to say Bill Evers is faking it? I was very glad when one of our own got the app’t, and I’m still glad he was there. Yay, Bill!

  2. These kids by objective measures were doing a grade better than similarly situated students.

    He’s bullshitting. Kids didn’t do a grade better; they went a grade further.

    The study found that winning a lottery for a private school scholarship did not have statistically significant effects on reading and math achievement. However, students who won the scholarship lottery were significantly more likely to graduate from high school: 82% for the group that won the lottery compared with 70% for the group that lost the lottery, an effect size of 0.26.

    Similar results were found for the subset of students attending schools designated as “in need of improvement” under the No Child Left Behind Act when they applied for a scholarship. Winning the lottery did not have a statistically significant effect on reading or math achievement, but it increased the likelihood of high school graduation from 66% to 79%, an effect size of 0.28.
    http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pub…..x?QRId=165

    1. Well, shit, that’s even better, ain’t it?

  3. I can’t see how 12.5% more students going an extra grade or two is better than everyone (on average) going another grade, but it’s still impressive. Also impressive is the parents’ view of the private schools. What’s not too great is that Reason and Heritage apparently don’t give a shit about the data.

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