High-Stakes: Findings from a National Study of Life-or-Death Decisions by Charter School Authorizers
This Brookings Institution study reviews the authorization decisions of 50 randomly selected charter school authorizers to draw conclusions about how well authorizers supervise their schools.
Since the 1970s, deregulation has succeeded in increasing overall economic welfare and sharply reducing prices , generally by about 30 percent, for transportation—including air travel, rail transpo
Vouchers boost black students’ college enrollment rates by 24 percent and double student attendance at selective colleges, conclude researchers Paul Peterson and Matthew Chingos in the first study
Hitting The Wrong Target: Why A “Wall Street” Transaction Tax Will Hit Main Street Investors And Miss The Mark on Other Fronts
In December of 2009, two proposals for taxes on the purchase and sale of securities in U.S. financial markets were introduced in Congress, one by Rep. DeFazio and the other by Sen. Harkin.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is an earnings supplement available through the income tax system that offsets payroll taxes and supports low- and moderateíncome workers raising children.
There is strong evidence that instructional materials play a pivotal role in student learning and, compared to more popular reforms like merit pay and school turnarounds, changing them for the bett
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is unlikely to improve academic outcomes, concludes a new report from the Brookings Institution.
Within the next few years an important threshold will be crossed: For the first time ever, it will become technologically and financially feasible for authoritarian governments to record nearly eve
Research evidence suggests that having a car is a worthwhile investment in better outcomes for low-income families.