Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

State Growth in School Choice

Enrollment in public charter schools increased by more than 250,000 between 2012 and 2013, totaling 5 percent of public school enrollment nationwide...

Paternal Involvement Increases College Graduation Rates

Teenagers with "very involved" fathers were 105 percent more likely to graduate from college than teens who reported that their fathers were not involved...

A Solution to Student Loans

With the use of income-share agreements, investors finance a student’s education in return for a percentage of his income over a certain period of years...

Texas 10 Percent Plan's Impact on College Enrollment

The Texas Ten Percent Plan shifts college enrollment from private colleges to the state's flagship universities...

Student Debt Forgiveness Plans Skyrocket

In a short six months, enrollment in federal programs that forgive some amounts of student debt has shot up 40 percent to include at least 1.3 million Americans owing about $72 billion...

Another Reason for School Choice

Public school spending in the last half of the 20th century outpaced economic growth as well as most state and local government spending during that time...

The Cost of Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Programs

There is a concern that income-based student loan repayment programs incentivize students to attend more expensive colleges...

Why Are Progressives Fighting to Keep Poor Children in Failing Schools?

Research shows that charter schools not only improve the charters themselves, but the schools around them...

Online Courses for High School

In 2013, Governor Rick Scott of Florida signed a law allowing massive open online courses (MOOCs) to be taken for high school credit in any subject in which the state gave an end-of-year exam...

Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement

By eliminating only the bottom 5 percent to 8 percent of teachers, American student achievement could rise to the level of achievement in Canada, which translates into an average paycheck increase of 20 percent each year, for the next 80 years for all workers...


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