Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Retirement Benefits Represent Big and Growing Cost for Schools

For a superintendent, contributions to a pension plan are 53 percent higher, but expected benefits are 89 percent higher than those of a career teacher...

More Education, Better Retirement

College graduates on average receive $8,482 in annual retirement income other than Social Security -- $6,500 more per year than high school graduates, says Lewis Warne, a research associate with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

School Choice Is Important in the Black Community

Eighty-five percent to 89 percent of those surveyed agreed that government should provide parents with as many choices as possible to ensure that their child receives a good education...

Report Card on American Education

None of the 50 states received an "A" grade on the American Legislative Exchange Council's Report Card on American Education; just three -- Arizona, Indiana and Oklahoma -- received a B+...

Virtual Blending of Education

If a lecture is available online, class time can be freed for discussion, peer tutoring or professor-led exploration...

India Needs Online Courses

Every day in India 5,000 students enroll at a university and 10 new institutions open their doors...

Are Common Core State Standards an Education Solution?

Only 35 percent of U.S. 8th graders were identified as proficient in math by the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress...

Seeking a Shortcut to a Job

From 2001 to 2011, the number of certificates of one year or less awarded by public community colleges more than doubled to about 249,000 from about 106,000...

University of California: The Bubble of Bureaucracy

The University of California's annual spending exceeds that of most state governments -- amounting to roughly $100,000 for each of its students...

Subsidized Loans Drive College Tuition, Student Debt to Record Levels

Even at the 6.8 percent student loan interest rate, students are still benefiting from a significant subsidy; the rate on similar loans in the private market is about 12 percent...


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