The Impact of the President’s New Budget on future STEM Education
Education / Fiscal policy

The Impact of the President’s New Budget on future STEM Education

On Wednesday, April 10th, President Obama released his $3.77 trillion budget, as the president begins the arduous process of getting it passed through the Republican controlled House of Representatives.  In regards to education, the new budget contains very similar rhetoric used by the president during his 2013 State of the Union Address. For example, the … Continue reading

The Positive Effect of using a Market-Based Value System for Student Loans
Education

The Positive Effect of using a Market-Based Value System for Student Loans

With the looming threat of interest rates doubling on future subsidized Stafford loans (a loan where the federal government pays the interest during the student’s college tenure) from its current 3.4% to 6.8% has resulted in a debate on how interest rates on federally financed loans should be determined. With the expiration of a one … Continue reading

The Case to include Student Achievement Data in Teacher Evaluation Programs
Education

The Case to include Student Achievement Data in Teacher Evaluation Programs

The issue many local school districts and states are now being faced with is whether or not to include student achievement/performance in their respective teacher evaluation programs. Proponents for using student achievement as a teacher evaluation measure, rightfully contend that the new measure will help districts better evaluate their teachers, as well as locate areas … Continue reading