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There Is Probably No “Crisis” In American Education

Here is a chart of educational attainment in the United States since 1940: When you look at that chart, do you see a crisis? No? Me neither. How about in these charts of reading and math achievement on the NAEP for 17-year-olds, broken down by race? Still hard to see a crisis, at least to […]

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College Is Worth It For Most Students

In a new working paper – ungated version here – Philip Oreopolous and Uros Petronijevic review the research on returns to college investment. The bottom line is that while there is considerable variation in the returns students may realize by spending money on college, “the investment appears to payoff for both the average and marginal […]

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