Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Economist and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a public policy research institute; co-author of Endangered Prosperity: A Global View of the American School
America's "failing education system" has become a cliché of contemporary journalism — and it's most often blamed on the teachers.
Jan. 1, 2015from To the Point
No institution is more important to the US economy—or America’s role in the world—than public education. But no profession is more of a battlefield than public school teaching.
Sep. 2, 2014from To the Point
Politicians normally go to Hollywood for money. Should Hollywood help them tell better stories instead?
Aug. 30from Left, Right & Center
The two international giants are linked in inextricable ways, and yet Americans’ understanding of China consistently lacks nuance.
Sep. 20from Scheer Intelligence
Where would America be without the muckraking journalists and the publications that champion their work?
Aug. 16from Scheer Intelligence
Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself over the weekend. He was in the secure housing unit in a Manhattan jail.
Aug. 12from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The mysterious arrest of a Swedish data privacy activist with links to the WikiLeaks founder raises important questions about government surveillance.
Aug. 23from Scheer Intelligence
The annual Iowa State Fair is known as the unofficial start to campaign season.
Aug. 9from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Orange County Democrats are celebrating a victory that seemed almost impossible 10 years ago.
Aug. 9from KCRW Features
President Trump wonders in a tweet who is worse: Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell, or Chairman Xi Jinping.
Aug. 23from Left, Right & Center
... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.
Sep. 13from Left, Right & Center