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Education Issues

Student Loan Forgiveness Not the Answer

Student loan forgiveness would essentially amount to a transfer from taxpayers to students, many of whom opted for expensive colleges and useless degrees as federal loans were easily available...

Pell Grants Fund Remedial Education with Poor Results

A large portion of the Federal Pell Grant Program's expenditures are flowing to people who simply aren't prepared to do college-level work...

Middle Class American Students Fall Behind Most Rich Countries

U.S. students in the top 50th to 75th percentile of income are outperformed by their peers in 31 countries in math and 25 in science...

A Revealing Look at a State Flagship

State flagship universities are a waste of time and resources for many students, regardless of class; regional schools offer lower tuitions and environments more conducive to studying...

Rather than Government, Private Philanthropy Should Expand Pre-K

Privately-supported programs could expand pre-kindergarten to local school systems across the country without government support...

Education Funding Formulas Pay for Non-Existent Students

Massachusetts, along with Connecticut, has charter school funding protection, which reimburses districts that send students to charters to reduce the impact of lower enrollment...

Teacher Preparation Education Programs Need Reform

Through journal keeping and in-class dialogues, many teachers are taught that they are activists for social justice...

The Impact of School Vouchers on College Enrollment

African American college-enrollment increased by 9 percentage points, an increase of 24 percent, when a voucher was used for a private school...

Math and Science Teachers Earn More Outside of Education

Math and science teachers earned 15 percent and 12 percent more, respectively, than did English teachers after leaving the teaching profession...

Addressing the Declining Productivity of Higher Education

Even when adjusted for the growth in overall labor costs in the economy, the decline in bachelor's-degree production is nearly 20 percent...


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