Education

A Comparison of School Choice in Texas
Grading Texas Schools: A Preliminary Report on North Texas
Private School Choice: Options for Texas Children

The fundamental problem with Texas public schools, and nationwide, is that children are not engaged in useful learning. Far too many children are confused, overwhelmed or bored. As a result, they lear…

Restructuring Public Education

Business, education and elected officials came together at the National Center for Policy Analysis’ first Education Colloquium on February 23 to discuss challenges and reform opportunities for public…

Young Patriots Essay Contest 2011

The central question of government is defining its role. What should a government provide to its citizens, and why should it do so? In its inaugural year, the Young Patriots Essay Contest invited stud…

Restructuring Public Education for the 21st Century

America is losing its edge in producing highly intelligent, creative young adults equal to the tasks presenting themselves worldwide. American public education needs a complete restructuring in order…

How Much Do Public Schools Spend on Teaching?

Public education now costs federal, state and local governments upward of $500 billion annually. This total is up from $354 billion 15 years ago and currently represents the largest state and local go…

Why Is College So Expensive?

Soft consumer demand in a weak economy has led many businesses to cut prices. But this is not the case in the market for higher education. Entering college freshmen and returning students face ever-hi…