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Education Issues

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...

A Closer Look at the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

For the 2014 fiscal year, Title I, Part A was the single largest investment for K-12 education with an estimated $14.4 billion allocated...

Policymakers Should Stay Out of the Classroom

Policymakers should reduce instructional challenges and create tangible incentives to deliver the highest quality, correctly targeted instruction by letting parents decide the schools where public funding will support their children...

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act Could Soon Change

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) and Patty Murray (D-Wash) appear to be nearing consensus on major pieces of a bipartisan draft to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

Where Do Our Tuition Dollars Go?

Universities are spending over $10 billion on buildings alone...

Will Texas Set the Standard for School Choice?

This year, lawmakers should seize the opportunity to leapfrog other states by enacting universal educational freedom, putting Texas in a position of leadership...

Will Arkansas be the 25th State to Adopt School Choice?

HB 1552 affirms that a private school participating in the program remains autonomous and is not an agent of the state or of an Arkansas school district...


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