Dismantling the Department of Education
Education / Politics

Dismantling the Department of Education

In the realm of education policy, potential 2016 presidential candidates must be prepared to discuss their stance on the hot education topics including school accountability, the charter school movement, school choice, and Common Core. However, newly announced presidential hopeful Marco Rubio’s remark on dismantling the Department of Education opens a door to a topic that … Continue reading

Special Needs Families and the Affordable Care Act
Affordable Care Act / Economy / Education

Special Needs Families and the Affordable Care Act

The Federal Government’s role as a safety net for the vulnerable has been growing steadily since the passage of the New Deal in the wake of the Great Depression, when President Roosevelt introduced such novel concepts as Social Security. Follow-up legislation in the 1960s established Medicare, which continues to help senior citizens remain independent as … Continue reading

The Broken Key
Education

The Broken Key

Education is the key to break the cycle of poverty. This key is broken for rural United States. In the past ten years, early education policies have been on the rise to combat child poverty. However, children suffering from rural child poverty have not been reaping the same benefits as children suffering in urban poverty. The … Continue reading

Left on the Curb? Reauthorization, Standardization & Special Education
Education / Politics

Left on the Curb? Reauthorization, Standardization & Special Education

This year marks the fourteenth year since the enactment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). As a largely unpopular act, lawmakers are up for an interesting year as Congress plans to complete the reauthorization of this act, eight years past its planned reauthorization. With the first Senate Health Education Labor Pension (HELP) full committee hearing … Continue reading