Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Congress Looks at Three Education Bills

Congress is looking at reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), but, rather than doing a major overhaul of the HEA, lawmakers are tackling education reform in small pieces...

What Charters Can Teach Private School Choice Programs

2.3 million American children are enrolled in charter schools today, while only 300,000 students participate in private school choice...

State Lawmakers Want Authority over Education Standards

In the last 18 months, 10 states have passed laws that restrict or specify how state boards of education can adopt new academic standards...

Student Loan Debt Affects Borrowers Differently

Those with the highest levels of debt often have the least amount of financial hardship...

Brazil's For-Profit Education Firms Increase Quality for Less Money

Brazil's for-profit education institutions are showing others how to lower fees and raise quality...

Kansas: Licensing More Teachers

The Kansas State Board of Education has approved plans to allow those with relevant work experience to obtain a teaching license without having a teaching degree...

Florida Establishes ESA Program

Florida is the second state in the country to create an Education Savings Account program...

The Coming College Revolution

The cost of higher education has been rising by 1.6 percentage points more than inflation every year over the past two decades...

Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs

Because the wages of high school graduates have also fallen, the college wage premium has remained near an all-time high...

Parents Support School Choice

Six out of ten parents say that the education system is on the wrong track...


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