Why ESEA Flexibility Waivers are not the Solution
Education

Why ESEA Flexibility Waivers are not the Solution

Attending the U.S. Senate Commission on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) helped to illustrate certain key points about current Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waivers. One point is that due to the inability of Congress to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB), states have had to turn to the federal government to seek … Continue reading

A Missing link between Smart Students and Competitive Universities
Education

A Missing link between Smart Students and Competitive Universities

As another National School Choice week draws to a close, the underlying theme of elementary and secondary school choice resonates throughout the goal of the week. However, another question of choice is all too often left unexplored. Why are academically successful low-income students in America choosing not to apply to selective higher educational institutions? Lower … Continue reading

The Future of STEM Education rests on the shoulders of the Private Sector
America / Education

The Future of STEM Education rests on the shoulders of the Private Sector

With the recent surge in America‚Äôs engineering and technical services sectors, jobs in these sectors have become more readily available and those companies are looking to hire within the United States. Reviewing data from the Department of Commerce, the American Action Forum has found, positions in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields are … Continue reading