Category Archives: Education

Paul Ryan’s Cuts to Student Aid

One of the almost unnoticed aspects of Ryan’s budget is what it would do to federal student aid. This New Republic article, which has also gone almost unnoticed, goes into it.

According to Perry Stein, Ryan would substantially cut the federal aid that the government gives to low-income students. Continue reading

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An Interesting Image on Home-School Education

A reader of this blog recently e-mailed me an interesting graphic. It’s a poster advocating home-schooling, and it’s worth taking a look at. Continue reading

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A Very Disturbing Report on Education

For decades critics of the public schools have been saying, “You can’t solve educational problems by throwing money at them.” The education establishment and its supporters have replied, “No one’s ever tried.” In Kansas City they did try. Continue reading

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One of the Most Heartless Articles I’ve Ever Read

This article, by conservative commentator Michael Barone, argued that the rising cost of college is due to government subsidies. Specifically, college is so expensive because the government keeps on trying to give money to poor people to attend college: Continue reading

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Regulating For-Profit Colleges: A Much-Needed Reform

Recently the Department of Education unveiled new regulations for colleges. These regulations are aimed at for-profit colleges such as Kaplan University and the University of Phoenix, although they apply to all forms of higher education in general.

The rules stop federal funding for programs whose graduating students consistently default on their student debt. Continue reading

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A Modest Suggestion on Improving High School Education

College education is different in many ways from K-12 education. Unlike high school or elementary teachers, for instance, professors actually know what they are talking about. Another difference: America’s colleges are the best in the world, while its high schools … Continue reading

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One Factor Behind America’s Poor K-12 Education System

The best and the brightest view teaching K-12 as a demeaning profession. Go to a class in Harvard, for instance, and ask what the students there want to do after they graduate. There will be lots of future investment bankers, lawyers, and politicians. There will probably very few K-12 teachers, if any at all. Continue reading

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