2017 Forums

    Whither Knowledge: Notes on the Credibility of Evidence for Policy

    March 6, 2017

    Based on his recent book, The Rising Price of Objectivity: Philanthropy, Government, and the Future of Education Research, Dr. Michael J. Feuer, dean and professor of the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the president of the National Academy of Education offered insights into the state of education research, evidence-based public policy, and the role of philanthropy.


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