education

Do Charter Schools Raise Student Earnings? Evidence from Texas

Texas education policy in the 1990s provided the blueprint for Bush-era school reforms. In 1993, the Texas legislature introduced high-stakes...

How Does Compulsory Math Education Close the Racial Income Gap?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education has been a national imperative for decades. More recent administrations have prioritized STEM...

Education Migration: Why Teachers Are Leaving the Profession

Teacher shortages are a harsh reality in states across the nation. From California to South Carolina, recruiting and retaining teachers...

Higher Education in the Digital Age: A Conversation with Michael Lovenheim

Since its inception, online education has faced heavy skepticism, if not downright opposition. A recent study by David Deming, Michael...

Building School Latrines in India to Increase School Enrollment

UNESCO estimates that there are still 263 million children ages six to 17 years old who do not attend school....

Popularizing Remedial Education in India

Since the turn of the century, primary school attendance has increased worldwide. UNICEF reports that the number of children who...

La educación superior aún es clave para la movilidad social, pero menos que antes

En 2013, el economista francés Thomas Piketty publicó El capital en el siglo XXI, donde describe la distribución del ingreso...

Disruptive Competition: Online Degree Programs in the Higher Education Market

In February 2006, Congress repealed the “50 percent rule.” Originally enacted in 1992, this rule prevented undergraduate institutions from receiving...

Does School Segregation Facilitate the Formation of Criminal Networks?

People are hard-wired to form social networks, and an individual’s social network can play a role in shaping his or...

Less Qualified and Less Diverse: Race-Neutral Affirmative Action Hurts Chicago’s Exam Schools

Selective admissions high schools, or exam schools, have long been at the center of education policy debates due to their struggles...

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