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Employment

Professor

Private institutions now employ part-time faculty and full-time professors in equal proportions.

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College

A new report from the Manhattan Institute raises questions about "free college" proposals.

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Planet Earth to Janet Yellen

Coming so soon after the FOMC’s ill-advised interest rate hike last month, yesterday’s FOMC statement underlines how out of touch the Federal Reserve has become about global financial market and economic developments.

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Teachers' Unions vs. Better Schools

Since 1990, the two largest teachers’ unions, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, have spent a combined $114 million on campaign contributions, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. 

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In an era of stagnating educational achievement and bloated public school budgets, America’s education system is in dire need of innovation. Despite strong opposition from entrenched interests, the growth in charter schools exemplifies educational innovation in cities and towns across the country.

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Teachers Unions Fight Educational Progress

Supporters of teachers’ unions must defend the status quo in U.S. education. This is an impossible task, as student achievement has plummeted or stagnated across a variety of metrics. The reason for this decline is not a lack of funding—it is teachers’ unions that stand against educational progress and are far too willing to throw students under the bus in service of their other priorities.

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School

Empirical research contradicts the popular myth that charter schools systematically push out their most difficult-to-educate students.

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Jeb!

Bush's plan employs a version of an idea first championed by Milton Friedman half a century ago: Instead of student debt, use "student equity."

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Maryland

Only one-third of college enrollees emerge from the system with both a degree and a relevant job.

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A Quick Guide to Democratic Socialism

Even if Sanders’ chance at the nomination is small, his influence on American politics may be substantial. While Sanders’ policies may initially resonate with some voters, European-style democratic socialism would be a disaster for the American economy.

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