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Education Issues

Hispanic College Enrollment Rates Pass White College Enrollment Rates

Sixty-nine percent of Hispanic students who completed high school in 2012 enrolled in college the following October, compared with 67 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks...

Federal Student Loan Programs Subsidize Waste

From 1970 to 2010, the Pell Grant program expanded from 176,000 recipients to 9.6 million recipients...

Data Shows Great Variation in College Results, Earnings

One estimate places the opportunity cost of getting a four-year degree at $54,000...

Colleges Cut Prices by Providing More Financial Aid

Offerings of financial aid have reached record levels as parents and students have finally honed in on the inflated costs of higher education...

School Moms Not Happy with U.S. Public Education System

Sixty-one percent of K-12 school moms believe that U.S. public schools have "gotten off on the wrong track"...

Student Loan Forgiveness Not the Answer

Student loan forgiveness would essentially amount to a transfer from taxpayers to students, many of whom opted for expensive colleges and useless degrees as federal loans were easily available...

Pell Grants Fund Remedial Education with Poor Results

A large portion of the Federal Pell Grant Program's expenditures are flowing to people who simply aren't prepared to do college-level work...

Middle Class American Students Fall Behind Most Rich Countries

U.S. students in the top 50th to 75th percentile of income are outperformed by their peers in 31 countries in math and 25 in science...

A Revealing Look at a State Flagship

State flagship universities are a waste of time and resources for many students, regardless of class; regional schools offer lower tuitions and environments more conducive to studying...

Rather than Government, Private Philanthropy Should Expand Pre-K

Privately-supported programs could expand pre-kindergarten to local school systems across the country without government support...


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