Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

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...

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...


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