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Join AEI for a discussion on criminal justice reform proposals and ideas on providing pathways of opportunities for those reentering society, featuring a keynote by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).

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AEI’s Nat Malkus hosts Stephen Raudenbush of the University of Chicago and a panel of experts to discuss how schools can be redesigned to improve educational equality.

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Join AEI as Gerard Robinson moderates a discussion on the state of historically black colleges and universities and what opportunities and challenges lie ahead.

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While there is plenty to criticize in the Trump administration’s new budget proposal, the reaction has been enough to make me want to mount a vocal defense on its behalf.

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Policies securing campus free speech need to be enforced, and they need to be enforced in a serious and evenhanded manner. Unfortunately, today’s supine administrators have given no indication that they are up to that task – yet they are the ones charged by states with breathing life into these new directives.

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School districts depend on private-sector service providers to support their educational duties. Examples of positive public-private partnership exist in American education, and they should be marketed as lessons for how privatization is working to the benefit of many.

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What can school reformers learn from the Common Core and the process surrounding its adoption? Chris Minnich and Rick Hess discuss.

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On Tuesday, the Trump administration released its 2018 budget, which announced $9 billion in cuts to federal education spending. These spending reductions don’t follow a clear-cut logic.

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Resident Fellow and higher education financing expert Jason Delisle discusses the lack of publicly available data on the federal student loan program and the negative effect this has on higher education policy.

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The federal government’s Direct Loan program dominates the student-loan market today, issuing 90 percent of all loans made across the country each year. The federal role in higher-education lending has grown ever since lawmakers enacted the first loan program under the National Defense Education Act of 1958. This expansion, along with rising college costs and increases in student enrollments, have led to a rapid increase in the stock of outstanding debt in recent years.

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President Trump’s budget proposal for higher education: what it does, and how it could be improved.

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Hanna Skandera, Secretary of Education for New Mexico, shares what she has learned about education reform with AEI’s Rick Hess.

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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Arthur Brooks discuss the senator’s new book, “The Vanishing American Adult” (St. Martin’s Press, May 2017), and how the decline of adulthood in America threatens our democracy and our society.

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The soon-to-be-released 2018 White House budget includes more than $1 trillion in cuts to major social and entitlement programs including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), agriculture subsidies, and federal student aid while calling for spending increases in infrastructure, defense, and a new paid parental leave program. AEI scholars are available to comment on the various aspects of the budget.

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