Education Policy

Demographic Changes Pose Challenges for Higher Education

By ·July 29, 2018
Carleton College

The Issue:

Demographics are working against colleges and universities. For many years, the forces of domestic migration and immigration, as well as fertility differences across racial and ethnic groups, have nudged the U.S. population toward the Hispanic Southwest — a market with relatively weaker attachment ...
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How Proposed Changes in State and Local Tax Deductions Matter for Public Schools

By ·November 9, 2017
McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

The Issue:

Public K-12 education depends almost completely on state and local funding. But, the federal government makes it easier to raise the funds necessary to pay for public education by allowing taxpayers to deduct their state and local taxes from their federal taxable income. Current tax reform plans by both ...
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The Case For Protecting Student Loan Borrowers

By ·July 17, 2017
University of Michigan

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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