• No Room, No Board

    Jessica McCormick was a homeless college student. She escaped an abusive home and spent her last two years of high school living in a youth shelter. With the help of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time...   Read More

  • Calling The Shots

    Back then, there was the kegger. Now, there is the pregame. Back then, we “ralphed.” Now, they “blackout.” Ah, the good old days. Excessive drinking among restless youth has always given adults cause for concern....   Read More

  • A Degree At Any Price

    Fraud complaints against for-profit colleges arrive at the Department of Education at a rate of 8,000 a month. That is on top of the current complaint backlog of 87,000. No wonder Betsy DeVos is trying...   Read More

  • Protecting Young Athletes

    Cross country runner Jaci Teahon, a high school junior from Nebraska, took a month to recover. Johnny Tolbert, a 12-year-old from Georgia, wasn’t so lucky; he suffered permanent brain damage. James Wooden of Barnwell, SC,...   Read More

  • Watch Your Language

    Young Americans have sex for the first time around age 17, but don’t marry until their mid-20s. It is not surprising then that 95% of Americans have sex before marriage. Which makes sex education hugely...   Read More

  • The Color of Money

    The Great Society was a set of social policy reforms spearheaded by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 with the goal of eliminating poverty and racial injustice. Yet, economic disparities between blacks and whites remain...   Read More

  • Squeezing Public Schools

    Maintaining a high-quality public education system, particularly in the face of increasing global competition, is one important function of government. In the U.S. 90% of all K-12 pupils are educated in public schools. However, new...   Read More

  • Mental Health in Schools

    Leave your gun in its holster. It’s time to reframe the discussion on mental health and school safety that began after the shooting of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Leaders have been...   Read More

  • The Case for Educating Inmates

    At 1.51 million the population of America’s federal and state prisons is greater than that of 11 U.S. states.  (Include jails and the number of inmates rises to 2.2 million.) Imagine every resident of New...   Read More