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Education Issues

Texas' Regional Education Service Centers Need Greater Spending Transparency

Texas' Regional Education Service Centers lack transparency, making it difficult for Texas residents to determine how exactly taxpayer funds are being spent...

A Survey of Charter Schools

The average charter school waiting list rose from 233 in 2009 to 277 in 2012; in New York City, however, the wait list was 50,000 students...

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...


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