Secretary of Education

The Core Conundrum

Mar 02, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood takes note of the emerging battle over the legality of the Common Core curriculum.

Toward Truth in Testing

May 03, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

It seems that some teachers and administrators, when offered incentives (within systems such as No Child Left Behind) for boosting students' test scores, act unethically to inflate them. The Manhattan Institute's…

Obama’s Foolish New Student Loan Forgiveness Policy

Apr 28, 2010 by George Leef |

Recently, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that the new policy of forgiving student loan debts for those who "follow their heart" and enter public sector employment will do wonders for the U.S. In this week's Pope Center…

Duncan Donuts

Mar 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan insists that “a college degree is still absolutely worth it.” Is he right?

Articles of Interest This Week

Mar 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A roundup of must-reads in higher education news.

What Does ‘Sustainability’ Have to Do With Student Loans?

May 14, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Students spend too much on too little as colleges buy in to some flimsy trends.