U.S. Department of Education: 40 Years Is Enough

Federal education meddling, especially since the advent of the Department of Education, has been of questionable value at best, and a high‐​dollar, bureaucratic failure at worst. On its 40th birthday, it is time to start making things right.

Department of Education Seal

No to “Race to the Top: COVID-19”

Remember the “Race to the Top,” a competition held by the U.S. Department of Education in which states battled for a slice of $4.35 billion in “stimulus” funds? It looks like we’re about to have “Race to the Top: COVID-19.”

Horses racing

The College More of the Same Act

Yesterday, the Democratic majority released the College Affordability Act and it delivers pretty much what we’ve seen established since about 1969: A general conviction that what higher ed mainly needs is more government money and no openly for‐​profit schools.

Community college 6-year completion rates, National Student Clearinghouse