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Education Issues

Privatizing School Services in Alabama

One fifth of Alabama's education budget goes towards non-educational services such as food, maintenance and transportation, adding up to $2,000 per pupil each year...

Experimenting with ESAs in Florida and Arizona

Parents have used Education Savings Accounts funds to customize education for their children, many of whom have seen their children blossom after years of struggling in the one-size-fits-all public education system...

America's Public Schools: More Centralized, More Expensive

The United States has only increased spending on education, rising from $5,650 per student in 1970 to $12,608 per student in 2011, in inflation-adjusted dollars...

School Choice Means Higher Teacher Pay

Teachers' salaries would increase if states would introduce school choice...

How Much Are Teachers Really Paid?

Teachers in Birmingham, Alabama see their median salaries increase by $7,200 after taking cost of living into account, rising from $51,660 to $58,905...

New Hampshire School Choice Program Upheld

Just last week, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the state's tuition tax credit program, marking an important victory for supporters of school choice...

College Students Build Innovative Apps

College students across the country are finding new ways to make college information systems easier to use, building apps that their classmates can access on their smartphones...

Grade Inflation Rampant on College Campuses

In the first half of the 1960s, 15 percent of college grades were As. Today, 43 percent of all college grades are As...

Tax Credit Scholarships Create Academic Opportunities

Fourteen states across the nation have tuition tax credit programs, enabling students to enroll in schools that they may otherwise not be able to access...

The Growth of Federal Involvement in Education

Federal education funding for elementary and secondary education was $6.7 billion in 1964 (in 2013 dollars). In 2010, it was $80 billion...


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