Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Damn the Dysfunction: Let’s Talk Policy Reform!

June 13th, 2014

We’re apparently more ideologically divided than ever, politics remain horribly gridlocked, there’s deep confusion about where the economy’s headed…so what better time to trot out an ambitious policy agenda?! Obviously, there’s a selection bias in play, but everywhere I turn these days, people are asking me (and, I presume, others like me): what should we… Read more

Student Loans and the “I’ve-Got-Your-Back” Agenda

June 10th, 2014

The wonk brigade, of which I’m a card-carrying member, has extensively weighed in on the President’s executive order (EO) to expand income-based repayments (IBR) for student loans as well as his endorsement of Sen. Warren’s idea to help borrowers refinance outstanding loans at lower interest rates. The consensus is pretty mixed, with many arguing that… Read more

The Decline in Education Jobs, Properly Measured

January 10th, 2014

Taking a break from the confusing and unsettling jobs number today, I wanted to briefly highlight a post by my CBPP colleague Chris Mai on the loss of jobs in local education over the last few years. Whenever someone raises this issue, my first thought is “ok, but what’s happening with enrollments?”  That is, it’s… Read more