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Education Issues

How to Raise the Quality of Teachers

Principals should focus on retaining top-quartile teachers, replacing bottom-quartile teachers and hiring new teachers with potential...

Nation's Best School Districts Trail Global Competition

Only 9 percent of U.S. school districts have their average student place in the top 33rd percentile on international standardized tests...

Education Ahead: Learning from Successes and Failures

President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan would be wise to take a more calculated approach to education reform that acknowledges the limits of federal involvement in education...

Schools Have Freedom to Make Reforms

Many school administrators have operated under the mentality that they are hemmed in by rules for so long that when they are given greater freedom they act as if their flexibility is still restricted...

Student Loans: The Next Housing Crisis?

Sixty-six percent of recent college grads have outstanding student loans totaling more than $25,000...

Common Core K-12 Curriculum Requirements

Full implementation of the Common Core curriculum is estimated to cost between $3 billion and $16 billion, including costs for new textbooks, teacher training and technology upgrades...

How to Improve the Quality of K-12 Teachers

If student outcomes are to improve, we must improve the quality of teachers...

Head Start Has High Costs and Very Few Benefits

By the third grade, effects of the $8 billion-a-year Head Start program all but completely disappear...

Public Colleges Spend Six Times More on Athletes

Spending per athlete totaled $92,000 for academic institutions in the Football Bowl Subdivision while spending on full-time students' education was less than $14,000...

Expansion of Arizona's School Voucher System Takes Effect

Arizona's school voucher program has been expanded from only including disabled children to include children that go to schools receiving a D or F letter grade...


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