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Education Issues

Making College Free Is Not an Answer

President Obama has proposed two years of free community college for students who enroll at least part time and who maintain a GPA of 2.5...

Higher Education Administrative Costs Are Skyrocketing

From 2000 to 2012, the public and private education workforce increased by 28 percent...

College Degrees: Does Everybody Need One?

One-third of bachelor degree-holders are underemployed...

Want to Graduate High School? Pass a Citizenship Test

Starting in the 2016 school year, high school seniors in Arizona will have to prove their knowledge of American history and government before they can graduate...

Fighting Teacher Tenure in New York

A New York court will hear arguments this week in a case challenging the Empire State's teacher tenure laws...

New Study Links Vouchers with College Degrees

Do vouchers have any impact on students' success at the higher education level?...

School Choice Roadblocks: Blaine Amendments

State constitutions vary, but most include limits on a state's ability to use taxpayer dollars to fund religious schools...

Real Educational Choice: Education Savings Accounts

Education savings accounts (ESAs) work like partial vouchers, allowing families more control and choice over where their children's educational dollars go...

Postponing Student Loans Masks Debt Problem

When students are paying back loans, they have the option to postpone their loan payments for up to three years -- a benefit known as "forbearance"...

Federal Child Care and Preschool Grants Come with Strings Attached

President Obama's latest effort to improve childcare and preschool programs through federal grant programs brings with it a new set of problems...


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