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Education Issues

American Boys Are Falling Behind

Women in the United States now earn 62 percent of associate's degrees, 57 percent of bachelor's degrees, 60 percent of master's degrees, and 52 percent of doctorates...

An Innovative Idea to Reduce Higher Education Costs

Instead of trying to radically change the cost structure at existing schools, we ought to seek to create a more vibrant and open higher education marketplace that focuses especially on providing valid, low-cost courses and credentials...

Teacher Quality in Online Schools

Having fewer non-academic duties than in traditional public schools, and aided by technology making it easier to monitor classes, cyber charter leaders spend a great deal of time offering feedback to teachers...

Teach For America: Boosting Student Achievement

A new study finds that Teach for America recruits lead students in impoverished schools to higher achievement in math than teachers who have come through traditional training programs...

Colleges Worry Their Big Bills Will Keep Students Away

Thirty-seven percent of 103 higher education leaders said they are "very concerned" about their ability to maintain current enrollment levels, up from 23 percent last year...

A Drop in College Enrollment

Overall, undergraduate- and graduate-school enrollment fell by about a half million to 19.9 million in 2012...

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...


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