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With the cost of higher education rising and the quality of primary education falling, important policy reform issues face independent-minded voters. These issues include the size and power of the Department of Education, local control over curriculum, federal student loan programs, and the role of religion and the sciences in the classroom. This section will explore the issues and solutions concerning all levels of education in America.
Diane Lapp, distinguished professor of education at San Diego State University — along with researchers Thomas DeVere Wolsey, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey — surveyed elementary, middle, and high school teachers about the effectiveness of using graphic novels in the classroom…
As soon as Governor Brown released the May revision of the California 2013-2014 budget, analysts and experts were all over it. With regards to education funding, much of what had to be said about the budget has already been said. In case anything was missed…
A recent piece of legislation in California would allow transgendered student athletes to use restrooms of their gender identity and not their biological sex. Assembly Bill 1266, authored by Assemblyman Tony Ammiano (D-San Francisco), passed the state Assembly, 45-24..
Over time, we dramatically increased college graduation rates, which has driven a 700 percent increase in our adjusted-for-inflation GDP. But, we are still not where we need to be. Only 25 percent of Americans over the age of 25 have a college degree…