Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

The Coming College Revolution

The cost of higher education has been rising by 1.6 percentage points more than inflation every year over the past two decades...

Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs

Because the wages of high school graduates have also fallen, the college wage premium has remained near an all-time high...

Parents Support School Choice

Six out of ten parents say that the education system is on the wrong track...

Using Education Savings Accounts to Customize Education

Unlike vouchers and tax credit scholarships, Education Savings Accounts are customizable...

Getting Rid of Central Planning in Education

Giving parents real, effective choices will require us to do away with top-down accountability measures...

Executive Order Makes More Students Eligible for Lenient Loan Repayment

President Obama signed an executive order last week to make more graduates eligible for lenient student loan repayment...

Teacher Tenure: Unconstitutional?

Only 3 percent of public school teachers in California are ranked "highly effective," with 8,250 bad teachers educating 206,250 students every day...

50 Years of Federal Intervention in Education

Today's 17-year-old students perform no better in reading and math than did 17-year-olds in the 1970s...

Is the Master's Degree Pay Bump Worth the Cost?

Empirical research has repeatedly found that teachers with master's degrees are no more effective than teachers without them, yet schools continue to pay teachers more based on their advanced degrees...

Grouping Students by Ability

Empirical data has tended to show that students gain when they are grouped according to their skill level...


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