Last week and this morning the results of two major international exams came out: the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Program in International Student Assessment (PISA), respectively. Together, they offer a mixed bag of overall mediocre news for the United States.
It is good news that there will be a proven school choice champion holding the highest‐profile education job in the land. But it needs to be absolutely clear that that does not make Betsy DeVos the national education boss.
A new report shows that someone could potentially get all of their graduate schooling covered for free through the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program which, by the way, is expected to cost the American taxpayer a lot more than originally anticipated.