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Education Issues

Next Generation Science Standards Make Progress in School Districts, not states

So far, just 13 states and the District of Columbia have formally adopted the Next General Science Standards...

Charter Schools Offer Free Market Solutions to Public Education

More choice should produce a better educational fit between what schools offer and what parents want for their children and ultimately lead to better outcomes...

Parental Demand for School Choice Will Drive Supply

School choice programs will succeed or fail based on how well they are able to create a marketplace and how deftly they can overcome issues on both the supply and demand sides of the school choice equation...

Tennessee to Become the 27th School Choice State

More states could join Tennessee in affirming that the department of education shall not regulate the educational program of a nonpublic school or service provider under the program...

Is The United States A Democracy? America's Middle-Schoolers Do Not Know

Some 74 percent of middle school students report they dislike social studies class due to the emphasis on reading from the textbook, rote memorization and note taking...

New Teacher Evaluation Reforms in New York

Since 2009, more than 40 states have rewritten their teacher evaluation policies. Many schools struggled to implement them because school systems have neglected to manage classroom instruction for decades...

Occupational Training Programs: A Viable Alternative to a College Degree?

Policymakers are hesitant to endorse tracking students into occupational training programs, and parents tend to have higher aspirations for their children than technical training...

Free Market Competition in Education Is Good For Economic Growth

Transforming a government monopoly into a universal school choice system would significantly boost both educational attainment and education quality...

The Federal Government Should Stay Away From School Choice

school choice makes schools directly accountable to parents who have the ability to vote with their feet if they school fails to meet their needs...

Obama's Education Budget Could Hit Taxpayers Hard

Obama's education budget includes $750 million in Preschool Development Grants (up from $500 million currently)...


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