Susan Dynarski
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. Professor of public policy, education and economics. Research focuses on the effectiveness of charter schools, the optimal design of financial aid, the price elasticity of private school attendance, the relationship between postsecondary schooling and labor market outcomes, and the effect of high school reforms on academic achievement and educational attainment.

The Case For Protecting Student Loan Borrowers

July 17, 2017

The Issue:

Debt from student loans has grown rapidly over the past decade. Policies that regulate the management and oversight of student loans impact over 40 million U.S. households. Since taking office as U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has taken measures to roll back some Obama-era regulations designed ...
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Income Differences in Education: the Gap Within the Gap

April 20, 2017

The Issue:

Students from poor families tend to score much lower on academic tests than their better-off peers. The achievement gap has grown over time: it is wider today than it was 25 years ago. This is particularly worrisome because test scores are early indications of whether a child will go on to attend college ...
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