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Education Issues

Public Uninformed When It Comes to Education Funding

Many Americans are completely unaware of how much money states actually spend on public education...

Getting Rid of Credit Hours: Competency-Based Education

Traditionally, students move through higher education based upon the amount of time spent in a classroom...

Lending Delinquency Drops in All Sectors Except for Student Loans

Student debt only grew during the Great Recession, while auto loans and credit card lending dropped...

Rural Communities Would Benefit from School Choice

School choice would help all students across a state, especially those in rural communities whose schooling options are limited...

New York Teacher Dismissal Standard Sends Incompetent Teachers Back into Classrooms

New York's tenured teacher dismissal decisions focus not on the teacher's poor performance but on the teacher's capacity to be rehabilitated...

Does the Common Core Testing Assessments Make Sense?

Two state consortium groups, funded with federal dollars, are working to perfect testing under the Common Core State Standards...

Colleges Drift Away from Their Academic Priorities

In a time when state funding for higher education is being slashed, tuition rates are going up, and student debt surpasses $1 trillion, is it wise for universities to divert scarce resources, often at the expense of students and taxpayers, to build luxury amenities?...

MIT Study Finds Learning Gains for Students Who Took Free Online Course

"Massive open online courses," or MOOCs, can be an effective way to teach a broad range of people from around the world who want to learn from top-flight universities without paying tuition, according to an MIT study...

Attacks on School Choice in Florida

Controversy has developed in Florida over the state's school choice program...

Zero-Tolerance Policy Yields Results

Freire Charter School, a Pennsylvania middle and high school, has taken great steps to stop violence within the classroom...


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