Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

School Reform for Rural America

Rural America is falling behind the nation on education even faster than urban areas...

Free College Subsidizes the Wealthy

Public policy should focus on reducing the cost of education, not subsidizing it...

Conservative Solution for Expanding Education Opportunity

Policymakers have the chance to tap into the dynamism of innovators and the rich diversity of educational options emerging over the Internet, offered by a growing number of public and private entrepreneurs...

Charter School States Setting Education Standard

Nearly all states without charter schools rank in the bottom half of the state education rankings...

Congress Should Not Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

President Obama has proposed spending $75 billion over the next decade to establish a new federally funded preschool program to serve all four-year-old children...

More Spending Does Not Improve Education

In the United States, since 1966, per-student spending in constant dollars on public education has increased by 300 percent...

The Case for Conditional Cash Transfers

Education comes with its own rewards, but for many students in low-income areas that simply is not enough...

Improving K-12 System Could Produce More College Graduates

There is strong evidence that college adds real value in terms of students' skills, knowledge and career preparation, value that translates into higher earnings...

Performance Based Funding Realigns Education Spending

Policymakers have turned to Performance Based Funding as a way to incentivize educational institutions to improve educational outcomes...

How New Orleans Made Charter Schools Work

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, 92.5 percent of public school students in New Orleans attend charters...


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