Month: April 2018

The Education Exchange: Effects of Refugee Students on Non-Refugee Students – by Education Next

After a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, thousands of Haitians moved to the U.S. and enrolled their children in school here. David Figlio, Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his research on the impact these Haitian refugee students had on the non-refugee students who were already at...

EdStat: Parents Pay a Median Price of $8,320 a Year for Eight Hours a Week of Center-Based Care for a Child Under Five Who Does Not Have a Disability – by Education Next

How much do parents spend on center-based daycare and preschool for their young children? Using nationally representative data from the 2016 Early Childhood Program Participation Survey, Russ Whitehurst calculates hourly and annualized prices for parents who purchase at least eight hours a week of center-based care for a child under five who does not have a disability (and do ...

The Tax Benefits for Education Don’t Increase Education – by Susan Dynarski

Tax season ended last week. Taxpayers have filed for over thirty billion dollars in credits and deductions for college expenses they paid in 2017. Evidence now clearly shows that these credits have zero effect on college attendance. The tax credits surely make those who get them better off, but they do nothing to increase education. If their intent is to increase schooling, th...

Uncle Sam and America’s Schools in the Trump Administration – by Andy Smarick

When it comes to K-12 education, possibly the most important question for any incoming Republican president is, “Are you hoping to advance particular programs or a steady, coherent conservative philosophy?” In other words, are there simply a couple initiatives you really want to push, or do you intend to prioritize overarching governing principles like subsidiarity, enhanced ci...

“Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick”: Why State Chiefs Should Do Both – by Ashley Jochim

In the ongoing debate about federal and state roles in K–12 public education, states got a leg up with the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). It renounces the strong regulatory role that the federal government had come to play, in favor of a return to state control. Now that the federal government is out of the way, can the states really get anything done? In rec...

Take This Quiz: On School Choice, Are You a Libertarian or Do You Prefer a Nanny State? – by Michael J. Petrilli

Ever since our president-elect nominated school choice champion Betsy DeVos to be education secretary, there’s been a vigorous debate amongst us education nerds about the proper way to think about school choice. It’s a civil war! Another divide in the reform movement! Not so fast. Sure, there are disagreements on key policy design issues, but where we differ is dwarfed by our c...

The Role of Metacognitive Reading Strategies, Metacognitive Study and Learning Strategies, and Behavioral Study and Learning Strategies in Predicting Academic Success in Students With and Without a History of Reading Difficulties

We examined the self-reported use of reading, study, and learning strategies in university students with a history of reading difficulties (HRD; n = 77) and with no history of reading difficulties (NRD; n = 295). We examined both between-groups differences…