Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Course Choice Policies

By employing course choice, students have more options and can take those classes from an outside provider...

Income Tax Credit for Home-Schooling Families

A new report suggests home schooling families should receive a tax credit because they are required to fund schools that they are not using...

Student Loan Debt a Serious Problem

Of 2012 college graduates, 71 percent had student loans with an average debt of $29,400...

Nuances of School Choice

Parents exercise one of the most popular forms of "school choice" just by choosing where to live...

Myths Surrounding School Vouchers

While poverty does affect student achievement -- children who are malnourished will not perform as well, for example -- it does not mean that public schools should be mediocre...

School Choice Enrollment at Record High

The number of students using school choice programs -- whether vouchers, scholarships funded by donors receiving tax credits, or educational savings accounts -- increased from 260,000 to 301,000 in the 2013-2014 school year...

Public School Battle Map

Researchers at the Cato Institute have developed an interactive map that allows users to explore the conflicts taking place across U.S. public schools...

Some States Dump Common Core Tests

Controversy over Common Core standards has led some states to withdraw from the testing programs...

Universal Preschool Not Worth the Cost

Positive effects for children in the Head Start program were limited to the one year spent in Head Start and did not extend to kindergarten or first grade...

Higher Grades Lead to Higher GDP

Countries with poor student scores -- South Africa, Argentina, the Philippines and Peru -- saw economic growth that was 2 percent less than it would have been had their test scores been at the world average...


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