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Education Issues

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...

Tennessee to Become the 27th School Choice State

More states could join Tennessee in affirming that the department of education shall not regulate the educational program of a nonpublic school or service provider under the program...

Is The United States A Democracy? America's Middle-Schoolers Do Not Know

Some 74 percent of middle school students report they dislike social studies class due to the emphasis on reading from the textbook, rote memorization and note taking...

New Teacher Evaluation Reforms in New York

Since 2009, more than 40 states have rewritten their teacher evaluation policies. Many schools struggled to implement them because school systems have neglected to manage classroom instruction for decades...


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