A Second Look at Head Start
Education / Taxes

A Second Look at Head Start

Naptime, wooden blocks, and finger paint have returned to Capitol Hill as politicians debate the fate of Head Start – a kindergarten readiness program that targets children from low-income families. Due to sequester spending cuts, 70,000 young children will be denied access to Head Start. Additionally, 14,000 staff members will lose their jobs, causing an … 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

The President’s Puzzling Proposal to fix America’s Flawed Educational System
Education

The President’s Puzzling Proposal to fix America’s Flawed Educational System

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama addressed improving the educational standards for American students from preschool to higher education. Analyzing the President’s actions during his first term illustrates that the Obama administration’s main belief is that the federal government needs to get involved in the education of all American students.  So it … 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’s 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