Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

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)...

STEM Degrees Offer Better Job Security

Today, there are 277,000 STEM job vacancies, and it is estimated that there could be 2.4 million vacancies by 2018...

Competency-Based Education: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Policymakers and higher education reform advocates have become increasingly interested in competency-based education (CBE) as a potential solution to many of the key challenges in higher education today...

Nevada Could Soon Become the 26th School Choice State

Gov. Sandoval's signature will usher Nevada into the school choice family as the 26th state with a private school choice program...


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