The College Board’s new framework for teaching Advanced Placement U.S. History has become a flashpoint in the education debate. Much of the criticism is hysterical and inaccurate . . . but not all of it. The critics make a legitimate case that the framework is ideologically slanted and infused with 21st-century progressivist bias.
Research Fellow Michael McShane discusses Common Core and teacher evaluations and also his recent book Education and Opportunity.
In 2010, the Common Core was hailed by proponents as "the single greatest thing to happen to public education in America since Brown v. Board of Education." In 2014, the picture is far bleaker. What went wrong with the Common Core, and can it be saved?
The ratings system must make sure colleges are not rewarded for the students that they enroll, but for the education that they provide. Also, it is much easier for colleges to change the students that they enroll than it is to change the quality of education that they provide.
Democrats face an uphill battle in their quest to hold the Senate in November. In their effort to get an edge, they've targeted one group in particular: college-educated voters with student-loan debt. Democratic plans to help student-loan borrowers have been a key talking point on the campaign trail this year, and sit at the center of the party's "Fair Shot" agenda.
As long as we continue to define “the best colleges” as those that enroll the best students–as opposed to those that teach their students the most or deliver the best return on investment–rankings competition will do little to expand educational opportunity.
We welcome you to join us as a panel of economists discuss US wage and price prospects in the coming months and the implications for the Federal Reserve’s current unorthodox monetary policy.