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Posted on Aug 06, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Teachers | Comments (0)

This is the third in a series of articles examining the impact the high cost of college and the student loan crisis are having on families. RSC Your College Prep Expert is dedicated to making college affordable to all families. See how we do it here.   The Meade family knows full well the impact college tuition can have on family finances. When you live in a low-income, single-parent household with six children – all of whom want to go to college – you spend a lot of time worrying about how you’ll pay for it.   Ms. Meade had heard the horror stories – chil... More

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 - 06:00 AM | Teachers | Comments (0)

Teachers are taking a lot of the blame for America’s poor ranking in education (currently 26th in the world), and there’s a strong call from the Gates Foundation and plenty of others to improve the quality of teachers. They’re pushing for standardized tests, performance review, merit pay and other enforcement measures.   All this talk raises another important question: if teachers improve, are we willing to pay them more?   Teacher Quality vs. Teacher Pay   US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, education historian Diane Ravitch and other supporters make ... More




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