American educational policy advisor

Reference

Williamson Evers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Williamson M. Evers is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, located at Stanford University. Between July and December of 2003, he served as a senior education advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority during the U.S. occupation of Iraq. ..."

Biography

Hoover Institution
"He was editor in chief (1976-80) of Inquiry Magazine, published by the Cato Institute, and managing editor (1986-91) of the Journal of Libertarian Studies. ... Additionally, Evers is a research fellow of the Independent Institute and an adjunct fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute."

Associations

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Research Fellow, Independent Institute
Adjunct Faculty (-2006), Ludwig von Mises Institute

Articles

Bill Evers Goes Neocon, by Justin Raimondo, 15 Jan 2004
"It's funny, but Bill Evers used to be one of those libertarians who went around giving everyone else a purity test, and he often found them wanting. Back in the good old days, he used to write a column for Libertarian Vanguard, the newspaper of the Radical Caucus, ... in which he handed out kudos and judo chops to those that, in his view, deserved them."
The Triumphant Return from Iraq of The Once-Great Libertarian, by Eric Garris, 15 Jan 2004
"Bill Evers was one of the intellectual guiding lights for our successful faction. He co-wrote the 1974 platform of the California Peace and Freedom Party ... At the 1975 national LP convention, Murray Rothbard and Bill Evers rewrote the party platform. The essential hardcore elements of the Rothbard-Evers platform continue today ..."
Jeff Riggenbach on Samuel Edward Konkin III, by Jeff Riggenbach, Freedom Network News: The Journal of the International Society for Individual Liberty, 2004
Lengthy biographical and memorial essay
" If memory serves me rightly (and, of course, it seldom does), on the day in 1975 when I first met Sam, I also met another libertarian luminary of the time, Williamson M. 'Bill' Evers. ... Evers is now a salaried employee of the U.S. Department of Defense, charged with rebuilding the public schools in Baghdad; he calls himself a 'libertarian conservative' in print. Rothbard is doubtless spinning in his tomb."

Writings

Why Johnny Can't Add: The U.S. Department of Education continues to endorse "fuzzy math"--proof of fuzzy thinking, Hoover Digest, 2000
Constrasts the positions of rigorous math curriculum (content) proponents with those in favor of discovery-learning methods
"These federal recommendations are for kindergarten through high school, which has serious consequences. ... This whole controversy was born in bureaucratic overreach. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 forbids federally determined curricula. The U.S. Constitution doesn't authorize it, and the results have been harmful and foolish."
Related Topic: Educational Freedom