Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

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...

Public Policies, Prices and Productivity in American Higher Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reports that in the United States more than $25,000 is spent per student in higher education -- the highest among OECD countries and more than twice the OECD average...

Teachers Unions Challenge Virtual Education

Though the virtual education industry is attracting significant investment and more schools are offering hybrid or online classes, teachers unions may ultimately slow the growth of technology in education...

Cost Containment Should Be a Priority for Higher Education

Student loan debt now totals more than $1 trillion...

Teacher Training Moves Online

More than 30 percent of postsecondary students report taking at least one online class and more than 73 percent of schools offered distance-education courses in 2010...

The Case for a Three Year College Degree

Reducing the time it takes for a student to complete college could add trillions of dollars in wealth to the U.S. economy...

Higher Education Needs Reform

The number of college instructors who teach four hours or less per week has doubled since 2000...


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