Ted Cruz: And Liberty for Some
March 23, 2015
Of course Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) chooses Liberty University as the setting to announce he'll be running for President. Liberty University is one of the worst colleges in the country for poor and minority students. High price, high debt, and deplorable black student completion rates as compared to peer institutions serving similar students.
High Price & High Debt
Deplorable Black Graduation Rates Among VA Colleges
Low Graduation Rates for Minority Students As Compared to Peers
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ESEA Infographic Brief #5 - Public Opinion on Student Testing
March 19, 2015
Did you know that 75% of parents say that standardized tests are a solid measure of their children's abilities? That and much more in our ESEA Infographic #5.
ESEA Infographic Brief#5.pdf
A dangerous raid on NC student aid
March 12, 2015
BY QUANTIA SUTTON AND HAJAR AHMED
Thousands of North Carolina families may be in for a rude surprise as financial aid award letters start arriving this month. If colleges don’t change their overall budgeting practices, financial aid won’t go as far this year as last.
ESEA Infographic Brief #4 - Accountability
March 9, 2015
Reporting student performance outcomes provides information helpful to parents. But using those outcomes to trigger concrete action is what drives real change.
The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations Has No Place in K-12 or Higher Education (Part 2)
February 24, 2015
By Mary Nguyen Barry, Policy Analyst
Michael Dannenberg, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Policy
We've been hard in our opposition to recommendations by organizations calling on the Department of Education (ED) to adjust the results of their planned college ratings system based on immutable student characteristics. So called "risk adjustment" proposals effectively suggest there be different expectations for different groups of students based on demographics alone.