Winter 2020: Vol. 20, No. 1


Should Congress Link Higher-Ed Funding To Graduation Rates?

Debating the use of degree completion as an accountability metric
Degree Attainment on the Rise (Figure 1)

Performance-Based Funding Produces Mixed Results

The federal government currently provides more than $150 billion each year to students and...
Many Colleges across the U.S. Have Low Graduation Rates (Figure 2)

Congress Must Address Dismal Dropout Rates

It’s a familiar story: a young, courageous (usually white male) entrepreneur drops out of...
Elisa Villanueva Beard

‘You Can’t Un-Look at It’

Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard explains the program’s effect on teachers, including herself

Democrats Dodge a Charter Question — and for a Reason

It took until the third hour of the third Democratic presidential debate for education policy to make an appearance.

A Certificate, Then a Degree

Certificate-first programs can help tackle America’s college-completion crisis
Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has ridden the wave of increased school choice in Florida.

Miami’s Choice Tsunami

Carvalho, competition, and transformation in Miami-Dade

A Digital Path to a Diploma

Online credit-recovery classes are a lifeline—and ripe for abuse


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