Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Colleges Drift Away from Their Academic Priorities

In a time when state funding for higher education is being slashed, tuition rates are going up, and student debt surpasses $1 trillion, is it wise for universities to divert scarce resources, often at the expense of students and taxpayers, to build luxury amenities?...

MIT Study Finds Learning Gains for Students Who Took Free Online Course

"Massive open online courses," or MOOCs, can be an effective way to teach a broad range of people from around the world who want to learn from top-flight universities without paying tuition, according to an MIT study...

Attacks on School Choice in Florida

Controversy has developed in Florida over the state's school choice program...

Zero-Tolerance Policy Yields Results

Freire Charter School, a Pennsylvania middle and high school, has taken great steps to stop violence within the classroom...

Better Quality Insurance Policies Before Obamacare

Last year, before the Affordable Care Act was in force, young adults had access to an average 33 health plans in their area with premiums that were lower than Obamacare...

Government Intervention Leads to Higher Tuition Costs

College tuition has grown at twice the rate of inflation for the last three decades...

Driverless Cars and...School Choice?

According to a study by the Center for Reinventing Public Education on Denver and Washington, D.C. schools, 25 percent of all families, and one-third of poor families, did not send their children to the school of their choice "due to transportation difficulties"...

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...


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