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Education Issues

83 Percent of Nation's Schools Report More Lunches Dumped by Kids

The current federal school meal mandates are “overly rigid and unrealistic,” says the National School Boards Association...

A Bit of College Can Be Worse Than None at All

Nearly one-third of students who started college in 2012 didn’t return to a U.S. school the following year, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center...

School Choice Battles in the Courts

With their popularity on the rise, interest groups have taken to attacking school choice programs through the courts...

Public Uninformed When It Comes to Education Funding

Many Americans are completely unaware of how much money states actually spend on public education...

Getting Rid of Credit Hours: Competency-Based Education

Traditionally, students move through higher education based upon the amount of time spent in a classroom...

Lending Delinquency Drops in All Sectors Except for Student Loans

Student debt only grew during the Great Recession, while auto loans and credit card lending dropped...

Rural Communities Would Benefit from School Choice

School choice would help all students across a state, especially those in rural communities whose schooling options are limited...

New York Teacher Dismissal Standard Sends Incompetent Teachers Back into Classrooms

New York's tenured teacher dismissal decisions focus not on the teacher's poor performance but on the teacher's capacity to be rehabilitated...

Does the Common Core Testing Assessments Make Sense?

Two state consortium groups, funded with federal dollars, are working to perfect testing under the Common Core State Standards...

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?...


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