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Ten Ways Colleges Work You Over

  • By
  • Stephen Burd,
  • Rachel Fishman,
  • New America Foundation
September 3, 2014 |
What they don't want you to know about admissions and financial aid.

Bobby Jindal's Love-Hate Relationship With Common Core

  • By
  • Conor Williams,
  • New America Foundation
September 2, 2014 |
It can be hard to be in love. At first, things are intoxicatingly new. Your object of desire changes everything about your life—you go on to everyone you know about how your life is fundamentally altered, about how you think that this time might really be the one.

Is New York City’s universal pre-K program a worthwhile priority?

August 29, 2014
Mayor Bill De Blasio’s signature campaign project is set to launch next week, with over 50,000 students enrolled. On-air guest panel of experts, including Conor Williams, senior early education researcher, New America Foundation.

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What Charter Schools Are Getting Right And Why They Top Our High School Rankings

  • By
  • Conor Williams,
  • New America Foundation
August 27, 2014 |
Charters educate just five percent of America’s student—yet they dominate this year’s rankings, thanks to one very simple key to success.

A Case of Mistaken Identity: The New York Times Mixes up Higher Education and Workforce Development | EdCentral

  • By
  • Mary Alice McCarthy,
  • New America Foundation
August 19, 2014 |
Federally-funded job training programs have a reputation problem in the United States, often serving as scapegoats for the very problems they are trying to alleviate – unemployment, skill gaps, and economic insecurity, to name a few. But they’ve never been held responsible for students taking on large amounts of debt to finance their education.
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