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Education Issues

The Come Back of the One-Room Schoolhouse

The range of exciting school options continues to expand…oddly enough, in Texas where school choice legislation has been thwarted by those who oppose competition to government run schools...

Teacher Pay -- A Scarcity Issue?

Across the United States there are more teachers than education positions, allowing teacher pay to decrease in order to meet the market demand...

The Politicization of American Universities

American universities have become politicized to the extent that academic standards have been plunging...

Common Core Ally Breaks Ranks

The backlash against Common Core has grown steadily since states first implemented the initiative...

Online Community College Courses Show Paradoxical Results

In spite of the negative research findings about course completion rates, community college administrators are touting online classes to increase their enrollments and cut costs...

Republican Free Enterprise Schizophrenia

School choice legislation that passed the Texas Senate suffered an undemocratic demise at the hands of three people...

An Education Freedom Index Calculator: An Important Measure of Central Control

We can now measure centralization (political vs. market control) of school system policymaking. Visits to the website will help us research the importance of market control, writes John Merrifield...

Pell Grants and Prisoners

Correctional education and vocational training programs have been shown to save money over the long term by reducing recidivism, writes Hannah Norman, Research Associate for the National Center for Policy Analysis...

The New SAT -- Bringing All of Education into Alignment

A newly revised SAT will launch in March 2016, writes NCPA Research Associate Stevi Knight...

Virtual Charter Schools Show Disappointing Results

A recently published study sought to answer whether e-schools are a good option for those who need either a highly flexible study schedule or those who want options to the traditional public school...


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