Top 10 reasons to become a teacher. David Letterman asks 10 Teach For America teachers why they decided to get into the teaching profession. The No. 5 reason? The glamour. (YouTube) Two is better than one. Remember those twin principals ...
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The interest rate “crisis” is heating up again, so now is a good time to revisit the last time this played out (last summer). To refresh your memory, a 2007 law gradually reduced the interest rates on some student loans to 3.4 percent by...
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  ES Senior Fellow Peter Cookson remembers his “mentor from the old school.” April 1961. I am about to graduate from Saint Mary’s High School on the south side of Phoenix, Ariz. I am a fair stu...
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The accreditation woes of City College of San Francisco are the closest thing higher education has to a soap opera. Like any soap opera, it can be hard to jump in midstream, so here is my recap of the story so far for those of you just j...
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The high price of graduation. Between the caps and gowns, yearbooks, class rings, and high school photos, the cost of graduating from high school has escalated over the last few decades. Families can easily spend thousands of dollars on ...
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On Tuesday, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued its decision on the state’s private school voucher program, enacted last year with support from Gov. Bobby Jindal. I’m probably one of the few people in education policy who don’t have stron...
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We are pleased to release Degrees of Value today. This paper aims to provide information on one important aspect of college—the return on investment. While there is certainly more to a college education than the financial payoff, the fac...
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Here’s ES Senior Fellow Ben Wildavsky on one of his crushes favorite teachers… I remember quite a bit about first grade at John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley, California, circa 1971-1972....
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Guess which major news magazine had this cover headline last week: “Time to Scrap Affirmative Action.” (Note there is no question mark.) In past years, one might have thought it was National Review or The Weekly Standard. Not this time. ...
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Is college worth it? Schuyler Velasco reports on what the experts are saying about college value on both sides. Spoiler Alert: Our own experts have some ideas on measuring college value, too. Stay tuned. (Christian Science Monitor) ICYMI...
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