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Education Issues

Could Competency-Based Education Deliver More Efficient Education?

Competency-Based Education is viewed by many as a potential means to deliver a more effective educational experience at a lower cost...

National Charter School Week Recap

There is currently more than 6,700 schools serving around 3 million charter school students in the United States...

Once Again, Charter Schools Are Proving Their Value

In June, 3.3 million American teenagers will graduate from high school. Just 80 percent of them graduate in four years, a share that declines to 65 percent among African-Americans...

Tuition Not the Only High Cost for College Students

Currently, The Department of Education imposes an astounding 93.9 million hours of paperwork across all levels of the agency...

Generous Education Subsidies Increase College Enrollments

On average, about 45 percent of all college graduates ages 25-50 work in the state where they were born, but this figure is above 65 percent for Texas and California, and it is below 25 percent for Alaska and Wyoming...

Congratulations! Here Is Your Diploma and $27,000 in Student Loan Debt

Since 2004, overall student loan debt increased by 325 percent...

North Carolina Pursues Higher Education Reform

The University of North Carolina system needs to be more transparent. In addition, more attention should be directed to reducing the cost of a university education by making the system more efficient...

Next Generation Science Standards Make Progress in School Districts, not states

So far, just 13 states and the District of Columbia have formally adopted the Next General Science Standards...

Charter Schools Offer Free Market Solutions to Public Education

More choice should produce a better educational fit between what schools offer and what parents want for their children and ultimately lead to better outcomes...

Parental Demand for School Choice Will Drive Supply

School choice programs will succeed or fail based on how well they are able to create a marketplace and how deftly they can overcome issues on both the supply and demand sides of the school choice equation...


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