Education as an Economic Issue

Categories:  'Education as an Economic Issue'  

Some colleges have more students from the top 1% than the bottom 60%. This statistic is important because previous research has found that many highly Read More

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Education researcher John Hattie examines five common ideas in education policy that don't work: 1. Achievement standards 2. Achievement tests 3. School choice 4. Small Read More

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" Now imagine four applicants, all of whom attend the same, selective second-tier law school. They all have phenomenal grade point averages, are on law Read More

Categories:  'Education as an Economic Issue'  

" The number of homeless students in the United States has doubled in the past decade. During the 2013-14 school year, more than 1.3 million Read More

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" The nation's second-largest for-profit college operator, Education Management Corporation is expected to agree to apy nearly $90 million to settle a case accusing it Read More

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" Jonathan Wang has not practiced law since he graduated from Columbia Law School in 2010, but he did not plan it that way. When Read More

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" Rashad McCants, who starred on the 2005 North Carolina championship team, comes clean about his experience at UNC—and says academics could hardly have been Read More

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" Financial analysts at headquarters want to scrutinize the data. But the loan division doesn't turn it over. Without better data, the firm can't move Read More

Categories:  'Education as an Economic Issue'  

" Despite the rising cost of education, a college degree is one of the best investments that a young person can make. In 2015, median Read More

Categories:  'Economic Inequality'   'Education as an Economic Issue'  

As more and more students are encouraged to attend college, almost sixty percent of Americans attend college, but more than a quarter of students who Read More

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Universities will go to great lengths to preserve the athletic prowess of their top-tier sports teams - especially the "revenue sports" of football and basketball Read More

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The federal government holds a portfolio of almost $1 trillion in student loans, "many of which appear to be troubled," but the Department of Education Read More

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Law schools lure in students who borrow to pay for a professional education, but after graduation, the jobs they've borrowed to attain do not exist Read More

Categories:  'Education as an Economic Issue'  

For-profit colleges make money by convincing low-income students, students of color, and veterans to take out federal loans, in order to fund a degree or Read More

Categories:  'Education as an Economic Issue'  

Can the super-rich "fix" the failures of urban education? Why are the chief executives of Salesforce, Netflix & Facebook allowed to inflict their pet educational Read More

Categories:  'Economic Inequality'   'Education as an Economic Issue'  

America's elite colleges present an image of meritocracy, but continue to cater to the wealthiest Americans. A new study, based on millions of anonymous tax records, shows Read More