Tag Archive: Education

  • Increasing Education Spending Does Not Equal Higher Test Scores

    | March 24, 2014 | Add a comment

    Over the last four decades, education spending has steadily increased in the United States, yet schools are not delivering the return on investment students and families deserve. The total cost to educate a student from kindergarten through high school graduation has nearly tripled from $56,903 in 1972 to $164,426 in … »

  • Kansas Supreme Court Usurps Legislature’s Authority

    | March 21, 2014 | Add a comment

    In most states, elected officials, usually state legislators, are responsible for assessing what education funding in the state should be and will be. Recently, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that in fact, the judicial branch has jurisdiction over this crucial area of the budget. Although the Court didn’t answer the … »

  • National School Choice Week—Empower Parents, Improve Student Learning

    | January 24, 2014 | Add a comment

    Last month, the results of an international exam revealed that America’s world ranking hasn’t changed much in three years. The scores were “a picture of stagnation,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan remarked. 65 countries and economies participated in the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a math, science, and … »

  • Arizona Court Unanimously Upholds Education Savings Accounts as Constitutional

    | October 17, 2013 | Add a comment

    By: Lauren Lutz October 1, 2013 marked a victory for school choice when the Arizona Court of Appeals issued a unanimous decision upholding Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program in Niehaus vs. Huppenthal. Discussing both the constitutionality and benefits of the program, Judge Jon W. Thompson wrote, “This program enhances the … »

  • PPACA on Campus: Professors and Students Lose Out

    | January 30, 2013 | Add a comment

    Evidence of the unintended consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continue to abound. This time, adjunct professors—a group comprising an estimated 70% of university faculty in the U.S.—are facing reduced hours due to the employer mandate provisions in the law. A recent Wall Street Journal article … »

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    Test Scores Decline Despite Increased Education Spending

    | November 26, 2012 | Add a comment

    Employment in America’s K-12 public school system has increased rapidly since the 1950’s. Interestingly, this growth in the number of teachers and public school employees has significantly outpaced growth in the number of students attending public schools. In fact, between 1950 and 2009, growth in the number of public school … »

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    Technology in the Classroom Paying Off

    | March 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

    Previously, people used to think of technology in the classroom as a nice benefit. Computers and technological resources could be useful for some special projects, but they could not help improve student achievement and were ultimately costly. But with state and local education budgets under pressure and questions about student … »