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Education Issues

Watch Out Higher Education, Obama's Coming

The high cost and diminishing returns of college are largely results of federal government involvement, not the lack of it...

Empowering Parents through Educational Choice

Education savings accounts are the only education choice policy to date that affords consideration of "opportunity costs," which encourages families to pursue the best education for the best value to maximize their dollars...

An Uptick in High School Graduations

By 2000, the high school graduation rate in the United States ranked 13th among the 19 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries...

The Value of a College Degree

In Texas, new graduates from technical associate's degree programs earned average salaries more than $11,000 higher than those for graduates with bachelor's degrees...

High-Achieving Low-Income Students Lack College Information

Traditional college information channels may bypass high-achieving, low-income students, even if a counselor conscientiously does everything that he or she can for these students...

Biggest Changes in a Decade Greet Students

More than 40 states have agreed to link teacher evaluations to test scores or other student achievement measures, and four plan to rescind the licenses of some teachers who fail to make the grade...

Tuition Will Keep Increasing as Long as Washington Bases Loans on College Costs

Total student debt nearly doubled from 2007 to 2012 and now exceeds $1 trillion...

Government Student Loan Profiteering

The federal government stands to make an enormous profit on the president's new federal student loan system -- an estimated $184 billion over 10 years...

College Costs Will Keep Rising Under Obama Plan

If the key to federal funding is raising graduation rates, colleges may lower already abysmally low standards...

Federal Aid Tapped by More -- and Wealthier -- College Students

The share of undergraduates who used federal student aid to help pay for college jumped to 57 percent in 2011-2012 from 47 percent in 2007-2008...


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