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Arizona became the first state to offer universal school choice for all families, giving them roughly $7,000 per student to spend on private schools and other nonpublic options. When some private schools in the state hiked their tuition after the law was passed last year, critics worried Arizona’s school choice program risks becoming a subsidy for the wealthy.
Humanities degrees have long faced a just-under-the-surface skepticism about their usefulness as job preparation. But a new report from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences shows that the humanities degree’s return on investment is much better than its public reputation.
With a national teacher shortage looming, it’s time to support students by creating easier pathways into the classroom for parents. Here are some ideas about how we can make the teaching profession more attainable for parents.
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University analyzed the learning rates of 7,000 children and adults using instructional software or playing educational games, and they could find no evidence that some students were progressing faster than others.