- Commentary: The War on Poverty Remains a Stalemate
Education gaps between socioeconomic classes haven’t narrowed in the past half-century.
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- Opinion: What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America
- > Mar 18, 7:42 AM: The Iowa caucus offers Democrats an opportunity to hone their pitch to rural America. Some of the biggest problems around here are in agriculture and trade — yet in those areas, several candidates seem clueless. One appears to know
- Jeanne Allen: A first step toward fixing education
- > Mar 15, 7:57 AM: Last week, federal lawmakers unveiled the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, which would expand federal support for innovation, opportunity, and access to high-quality education for students across the country. The
- Opinion: DeVos scholarships would give control to parents, not bureaucrats
- > Mar 15, 7:55 AM: All in all, the DeVos proposal is wise, far-sighted, and well-designed. It should draw support both from the thoughtful Left and especially from every sector of the political Right which believes in local and parental control, and
- College Completion Rates Are Up, But The Numbers Will Still Surprise You
- > Mar 14, 7:34 AM: Go to college, we tell students. It's a ticket out of poverty; a place to grow and expand; a gateway to a good job. Or perhaps a better job. But just going to college doesn't mean you'll finish. To unlock those benefits — you'll
- Opinion: No Hate Left Behind
- Mar 13, 7:44 AM: A recent survey asked Republicans and Democrats whether they agreed with the statement that members of the opposition party “are not just worse for politics — they are downright evil."
- School Choice for All?
- > Mar 13, 7:43 AM: Last month, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos introduced Education Freedom Scholarships (EFS), a bold federal proposal to expand school choice. At first glance, its chance of becoming law may seem slim. Any federal school-choice
- Opinion: Student Loans Change Lives
- > Mar 13, 7:42 AM: Students take on massive debt—between $25,000 and $40,000 on average at graduation—to pay for their education. Trailing only mortgages, student loans are now the second-largest form of consumer debt in the U.S. Why do so many
- Opinion: T-Mobile-Sprint merger will help rural students succeed
- Mar 13, 7:40 AM: The digital divide isn't new to rural America, but the trend is worsening. Regional economies are driven by connectivity, so technology access is key.
- DeVos Moves to Ease Church-State Rules in Education
- Mar 12, 7:39 AM: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday that she will no longer enforce a provision in federal law that bars religious organizations from providing federally funded educational services to private schools.
- Trump seeks to slash $8.5 billion from Education Department budget
- > Mar 12, 7:37 AM: President Trump is again proposing to cut billions of dollars from the Education Department, seeking to eliminate after-school programs, teacher training and grants for other school needs. But his budget proposal would create a $5
- The Education Reform Movement Is as Liberal as Hollywood, This Study Says (CER in the news)
- Mar 11, 7:54 AM: Do supporters of Democrats pretty much have the education reform movement in a vise grip? Two education researchers say they do indeed, despite protests to the contrary.
- Congress Might Finally Overhaul Higher Education
- Mar 11, 7:51 AM: As the House and Senate prepare for hearings to update the law governing colleges, a new report lays out some guiding principles.
- Why College Will Soon Be About Credegrees And Co-Ops
- Mar 11, 7:50 AM: When employers are asked what they want to see most in college grads, the top things they cite are work-related experiences and industry-relevant skills.
- Education scholarship proposal would open doors for parents, schoolchildren
- Mar 11, 7:46 AM: A new plan originating in the nation’s capital could aid states in their quest to help parents do what is best for their children. It does so by offering states both flexibility and extra funding.
- Commentary: Democrats Have Taken Over Education Reform
- Mar 8, 8:40 AM: The K-12 education-reform movement was once led primarily by conservatives and libertarians with centrist Democrats as junior partners. But over the past decade, education reform has taken a hard left turn.
- Walking the Picket Line Straight to the Ballot Box
- Mar 8, 8:39 AM: Teachers unions hope to turn widespread educator unrest into a 2020 presidential election issue.
- One Reason Rural Students Don't Go To College: Colleges Don't Go To Them
- > Mar 7, 8:25 AM: For urban and suburban students, it's common to have college recruiters visit their schools — maybe they set up a booth in the lunchroom, or talk with students during an English class. But recruiters rarely go to small, rural
- The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College
- Mar 7, 8:23 AM: When college is held up as the one, true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—may worry when their children opt for vocational school instead.
- Opinion: School choice cuts crime, reduces paternity suits
- > Mar 7, 8:22 AM: A new working paper by Patrick Wolf at the University of Arkansas and Corey DeAngelis of the Cato Institute suggests that school choice in Milwaukee leads to reduced adult criminal activity and fewer paternity suits by ages 25 to