Children losing a year of school. Teachers’s unions all companionable with the Democratic party since Jimmy Carter. Have a lot of delegates at Democratic conventions, are well organized. Both for big government. All genuine education reform begins with reducing the [stranglehold] of the teachers’s unions. Biden has four union members on his transition team. We’ll just throw federal dollars at the unions. Vaccinations.
The teachers’s unions are really against reopening schools, irrespective of vaccines; are hiding behind health. Parents are getting a taste of what giving teachers’s unions power over the schools means—private schools and Catholic schools are open now; public schools are not; parents are fit to be tied. In DC there was a special program for high-need kids, about 7,000 of them; the teachers’s union killed the program. Are also trying to destroy charter schools: condemning children to life on the margins.
Graduate schools with the lowest rates of student loan repayment
Jason D. Delisle | American Enterprise Institute
Concerns about the cost of higher education focus mostly on undergraduate degrees, while graduate degrees receive less scrutiny. However, most institutions show slower loan repayment progress among graduate students than undergraduates.
No, educators and policymakers shouldn’t just ‘do what the research shows’
Frederick M. Hess | Education Next
The college dropout problem
Frederick M. Hess | Forbes
What matters most for college completion
Matthew M. Chingos | American Enterprise Institute
Elevating college completion: Interview with Lanae Erickson Hatalsky
Lanae Erickson Hatalsky and Frederick M. Hess | AEI video
How leading colleges are improving the attainment of high-value degrees
Mark Schneider and Kim Clark | American Enterprise Institute
We are only now beginning to create a “playbook” of institution-level interventions that might help the nation and many more students reach an important goal: a high-value college degree that leads to family-sustaining wages over the long run.
The policy imperative: Policy tools should create incentives for college completion
Sarah Turner | American Enterprise Institute
There is no single cause of low rates of college completion, nor will there be a simple “magic bullet” policy solution. The challenge is persistent and complex, while the returns to increasing college completion are substantial.
Education reforms should obey Campbell’s law
Frederick M. Hess | Education Next
In education, improvement efforts have frequently been blindsided by Campbell’s law. Attempts to evaluate schools and teachers using a few simple metrics, primarily reading and math scores, have given educators cause to do everything possible to boost those results.
The Education Exchange: Effects Of Public And Private School On Adult Life
by Paul E. Peterson via The Education Exchange
Are graduates of private schools as active in the public sphere as graduates of public schools? David Sikkink, an associate professor of sociology at Notre Dame, finds that when it comes to volunteering and charitable giving, graduates of private religious schools are more likely to be engaged.
Michael Petrilli: The Challenges Faced By America's High-Achieving, Low-Income Students
interview with Michael J. Petrilli via Education Gadfly
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli and Tim Daly, a founding partner of EdNavigator, discuss how we can better serve high-achieving, low-income students.
A federal performance partnership for early childhood
Katharine B. Stevens | American Enterprise Institute
Granting greater flexibility in the use of funds awarded across funding streams can advance states’ capacity to meet the needs of working families and their young children while amplifying the impact of current spending.
Please be advised that, as this site upgraded, some material is out of context with current events (it was originally posted between 2014- 2018.) However, the content is ageless and seeks to remedy a disintegrating educational program, even as we speak of it today. The best remedies will remain voiceless; without a heavy purse, stronger family structure, and less educational politics to announce a new educational ideology that puts kids first.