People hoping to improve the nation’s education system could learn a lot from budding entrepreneurs. Creating space for entrepreneurs is the way to maximize the likelihood that new and better schools will emerge and grow.
A new interactive website was launched recently in Colorado that allows students and parents to determine the estimated “Return on Investment” from various post-secondary college degrees and certificates. The results are eye-opening.
On June 23, the Supreme Court decided Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin in a close 4-3 ruling upholding the university’s affirmative action program. This report examines public opinion on affirmative action generally and on affirmative action in college admissions.
The report reveals that students in full-time virtual charter schools make no gains in math over the course of a full school year, and they make less than half as much progress in reading as their peers in traditional public schools. This is not just a problem for a small subset of terrible schools.
Though I think much of the big “R” reform agenda has real promise, its value ultimately depends infinitely more on how they’re executed rather than whether they’re adopted.
The field for smart and sensible solutions to help borrowers get out of default — and avoid it in the first place — is wide open. Is it any wonder then that defaults continue to pile up?
Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association represents two essential values of the American way of life: free speech and education. The Supreme Court must rehear it when nine Justices can decide it.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) will give a keynote address on criminal justice reform, followed by a discussion with AEI’s Gerard Robinson.
Innovative prison education programs are a national necessity.
Today, I no longer see “school reform” as a refuge from stifling orthodoxy; rather, I see a community as consumed by its own groupthink as the ed schools were. I could go on at length, but I’ll just flag five similarities that strike me.
The benefits of expanding access to competency-based education (CBE) could be substantial. But what does existing research suggest about the likely effect of reforms to promote CBE?