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

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

America’s College Promise: One of Aspiration or Attainment
Debt / Education

America’s College Promise: One of Aspiration or Attainment

As tuition costs in universities across the United States continue to swell, students look to community colleges that offer cheaper tuition options than four-year universities. Now, the tuition cost of community college may get even cheaper. While addressing Pellissippi State Community College outside of Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, President Obama proposed to make higher … Continue reading