American Enterprise Institute

High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship: What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do

Steve Farkas, Ann Duffett
September 1, 2010

Teachers may be setting too low a bar for what they expect students to know about American history and government, conclude Steve Farkas and Ann Duffett in a national, random sample survey of high

Strengthening the Civic Mission of Charter Schools

Robin Lake, Cheryl Miller
January 9, 2012

By characterizing education primarily as the path to personal and professional advancement, reformers have (albeit unintentionally) redefined education as a private good, divorcing schooling from i

How to Enrich Civic Education and Sustain Democracy

James Youniss
October 20, 2011

Schools can and should encourage a strong civic education, writes James Youniss of the Catholic University of America, and can also do so without indoctrinating children.

Crossing to the Dark Side? An Interview-Based Comparison of Traditional and For-Profit Higher Education

Ben Wildavsky
December 19, 2011

Largely missing from the debate over for-profit higher education has been a more detailed look at how traditional and for-profit institutions differ in important areas like administration, instruct

Creating Healthy Policy for Digital Learning

Frederick M. Hess
July 18, 2011

Digital learning “unbundles” education so it can be customized for individual students, writes Frederick Hess for a Thomas B. Fordham Institute working paper.

Double Indemnity: Crop Insurance and the Failure of U.S. Agricultural Disaster Policy

Joseph W. Glauber
August 31, 2007

For the past 30 years, Congress has struggled with how to best provide protection against natural disasters to agricultural producers.

Double Indemnity: Crop Insurance and the Failure of U.S. Agricultural Disaster Policy

Joseph W. Glauber
August 31, 2007

For the past 30 years, Congress has struggled with how to best provide protection against natural disasters to agricultural producers.

School Turnarounds: Resisting the Hype, Giving Them Hope

Frederick M. Hess, Thomas Gift
February 1, 2011

Despite hype and hope, turning around any failed institution is “an iffy proposition,” write Frederick Hess and Thomas Gift in an American Enterprise Institute policy study.

Opportunities for Efficiency and Innovation: A Primer on How to Cut College Costs

Vance H. Fried
June 24, 2011

Over the past two decades, the cost of a college education has risen dramatically.

K–12 Budget Picture: Lean Years Ahead

Frederick M. Hess and Whitney Downs
November 1, 2010

School districts should prepare for lean budget years not just this fall, but for at least the next half decade, says a study from Frederick Hess and Whitney Downs at the American Enterprise Instit

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