In the modern American political arena there’s no shortage of topics that evoke impassioned responses from all sides. While the range of political discussions ever at play run a wide gambit, one key demographic that both parties are desperate to engage remains young voters. 2016’s Presidential election provides perhaps the most recent example of this, […]
While some countries such as Sweden and Chile have working school voucher systems, the topic of these vouchers in the United States is an issue of much contention. School vouchers are given to parents by the government and are applied to tuition at a private school that the child attends in place of the public […]
Elisabeth Dee “Betsy” DeVos, the 11th United States Secretary of Education, is probably the most controversial person to ever hold that title. But amid all the hubbub of Facebook petitions trying to keep her out of office and phone chains to government officials, few people know more about DeVos than what they’ve read on social […]
At the core of Libertarian values is the belief of absolute sovereignty. The minimum amount of government involvement results in the maximum amount of freedom. Freedom naturally brings about diversity, peace, and prosperity, as no one is forced to reconcile his or her values for the sake of others. Under a Libertarian government, individuals would […]
As school district after school district gets ready to either enact or fight the common core curriculum, many are left wondering what exactly the common core is. Common Core is a set of academic standards in mathematics and English/language arts developed in 2009 and released in 2010. The standards had been endorsed by 45 states […]
The Democratic Party is dedicated to reforming the educational system in the United States. Democratic views on education include tax benefits and reformed financial aid programs for college tuition, saving and creating more teaching jobs, expand education options for low-income youth, and revamping standardized testing to test more complex skills.
Republican views on education involve a variety of overarching ideas. First, republicans believe in a restructuring of higher education, which would leave more students equipped for their desired fields and less working minimum wage jobs that are irrelevant to their education. Next, they believe in limiting the federal government in education. This includes getting rid […]