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Education Issues

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...

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...


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