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Education Issues

The Rising Cost of Teachers' Health Care

For single health insurance coverage, employer costs for private-sector employees are 82 percent of those for teachers...

Disclosing Recent Grad Wages May Help Prospective Students

With a large number of recent graduates unemployed, providing more information may be a way to ensure that students know what return on investment they can expect from their college education...

New School Model Receives High Marks

Instead of focusing on the amount of seat time a student amasses, credit should be awarded for mastering subject matter...

Behavioral Differences Explain the Gender Learning Gap

Regardless of racial group or subject area, boys make lower grades than their test scores predict because of their classroom behavior...

School Choice Pays Off -- Literally

The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program produced $2.62 in benefits for every dollar it spent...

America's Education Still at Risk

Fostering competition in the market for schooling incentivizes underperforming institutions to shape up...

Solving America's Math Crisis

From 1983 to 2007, the percent of college graduates with math-intensive majors fell from roughly 25 percent to around 15 percent...

College Need Not Be Expensive

Inflation-adjusted household income has fallen by 7 percent between 2006 and 2011, while the average real tuition at public four-year colleges has risen over 18 percent...

Labor Force Mismatch Leads to College Grad Underemployment

Roughly 48 percent of employed college graduates are in jobs that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says require less than a four-year college education...

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...


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