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Education Issues

A Three-Year College Degree?

With college costs (and student debt) rising, some schools are offering three-year bachelor's degree programs...

Giving Employees Stock in Public Schools

Fifteen years ago, economist Richard Vedder suggested that public school employees "take ownership" of public schools through a stock plan...

Despite Rhetoric, Women Are Succeeding in Science Fields

Women are a minority within the academic sciences field. As a result many commentators have begun to insist that male-dominated academia creates an inhospitable work environment for women...

How Important Are Education Issues in the Midterm Elections?

An analysis of the platforms of 139 of the major candidates for governor and U.S. Senate races reveals little focus on education...

Tax Credit Scholarships Continue to be Challenged in Florida

Controversy has been stirring in Florida over the state's school choice policy, with activist groups challenging Florida's tax credit scholarship program...

Title IX: From Athletics to Assault

How did a federal law aimed at improving opportunities for college women to participate in athletics become a vehicle for extensive federal involvement in schools' sexual assault programs?...

Wisconsin Teachers Leaving Unions in Droves

For the last three years, public employees have been able to opt out of union membership...

NC Community Colleges May Offer Bachelor's Degrees in Nursing

Five states allow their community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees in nursing through a four-year program...

How Do Income Share Agreements Work?

Recently, a number of policymakers have suggested the use of Income Share Agreements (ISAs) to finance higher education...

Just 3 Percent of Colleges Require Students to Take Economics

In its sixth annual study of curriculum at 1,098 colleges and universities in the United States, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni reports some staggering facts about college course requirements...


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