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Preschool Teachers Should Earn Like They Matter

Without compensation and better benefits, adults with the skills and motivation needed for good teaching will not be attracted to the profes


In the US, people are paid more to care for pets than young children

If teachers of young children living in poverty are to help repair the damaging effects of poverty and stress on the young minds of their st


A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt

In the long run, the signs point toward the federal government replacing states as the primary financier of American higher education. Given


Bizarro World: I Heart Standardized Tests...And Republicans Don't?

We need data to guide our instructional choices and our policymaking, even if those data are imperfect. Data from those NCLB-mandated assess


Obama's $10,000 Tax Credit For College Sounds Great, But It Misses The Mark

Regardless of family income, the difference in timing between taxes and tuition makes it debatable that the credit is doing much to deal wit


Why Colleges Are Like Cable Companies

One reason people hate cable companies is unpredictability. When the statement arrives each month, the amount owed can be a total mystery. T


No, Libertarians, Community Colleges Are Not a Bad Investment Choice

There are some honest policy questions about the results achieved at many community colleges that can and should be asked given the large nu


Yes, Free Community College Is Major, But Not Just For The Reason You Think

At first glance, the most important number in the proposal might be $0, the tuition to students. It isn't. The most important number is 25 p


One Reason For Progressives To Be Hopeful This Year? Universal Pre-K

Universal pre-K illustrates a critical progressive value: programs that support underserved, low-income children and parents make it easier


The Hidden Student-Debt Bomb

For many borrowers, income-based repayment works like long-term forbearance, or better if their debt is forgiven. Borrowers might have their


Why Shouldn't Ed Reformers Like Arne Duncan Protest Police Violence?

So why are reformers like Duncan and Packnett taking heat for their support and leadership of the protest movement? Surely they are better t


Sizing Up the College Rating System

The colleges that will be rated poorly by those standards know who they are, and would rather not be exposed. Their opposition is to be expe