Legislation, Federal

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Proposed Education Act Would Shortchange Students

Apr 13, 2015 by Sandra Stotsky |

Sandra Stotsky argues that the new version of No Child Left Behind will leave low-income students behind because it lacks an important requirement for teachers' competence in their subjects.

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Why the Education Department’s “gainful employment” rule is futile

Nov 21, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that the "gainful employment" rule will reduce students' options for employment without helping them avoid debt.

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Assigning Blame for the Degradation of Higher Ed

Aug 08, 2014 by George Leef |

Establishment voices blame critics and innovators for the degradation of higher ed.

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An Open Letter to Penn State Employees

Jul 30, 2013 by Matthew Woessner |

Professor Matthew Woessner of Penn State calls for civil resistance to the university's new health-care requirements.

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Federal Loan Interest Rate Doubles

Jul 01, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Time is up, and future student borrowers will feel the sting of government control of higher education finance as a 6.8 percent interest rate on Stafford loans goes into effect.

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No Child Left Behind, Ten Years Later

Sep 25, 2012 by Crystal Plum |

Robert Maranto and Rod Paige review NCLB's effects on American public education.

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Retired Officers Join Obama Administration in Fisher Case

Sep 24, 2012 by R. Lawrence Purdy |

A group of veterans seek to annul the longstanding guarantee of “equal opportunity” without regard to race.

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Ask a Scholar: Welfare, Single Mothers, and Marriage

Sep 07, 2012 by Lawrence M. Mead |

A politics scholar addresses the question, "Should marriage be a condition included in welfare reform? Would welfare benefits incentivize women to get married?"

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Proposed Changes in VAWA Could Further Undermine Due Process Rights on Campus

Mar 27, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

CEI attorney Hans Bader examines the implications of proposed revisions to VAWA

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Regulatory Overreach

Mar 06, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

Richard Vedder says the approval by the House of Representatives of a bill ending credit-hour and “state authorization” legislation is an important step in reining in the Obama administration.

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How to Save the Social Sciences

Jun 13, 2011 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood explains how to approach NSF funding in the social sciences during a national budgetary crisis.

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Peter Wood is Witness at Hearing on Value of Social Sciences to Taxpayers

Jun 06, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood urged for "cuts to be made shrewdly" to national funding for the social sciences.

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Video: Peter Wood Gives Congressional Testimony on Social Science Research

Jun 02, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood argues before Congress that the National Science Foundation (NSF) should continue to fund research in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, but that it should make strategic cuts to unscientific programs.

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The Core Between the States

May 31, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Where did the national movement for a "Common Core" in K-12 education come from, who supports it, and what it will mean for higher education?

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How Campus Ethnic Groups Drive Political Conformity: An Interview with Brittney Morrett

May 26, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A recent college graduate reflects on a Latino fraternity's decision to officially denounce laws restricting illegal immigration.

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