This guest post is contributed by Kathryn McDermott and Lisa Keller. McDermott is Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy and Keller is Assistant Professor in the Research and Evaluation Methods Program, both at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
With the Department of Education's release of its latest??Race to the Top competition???this one focused on school districts instead of states???there has been a slew of pieces about whether these types of competitions are good ideas and around what the federal government does well and poorly in education. Given the overriding focus in this particular ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed or lied to them about job prospects, according to government data released Thursday.
Two facts --- students are taking longer to get their PhDs in economics, and students are dropping out of PhD programs before finishing. Faced with these facts, Greg Mankiw reflects on the structure of graduate education and the role that MA programs can in fact play in improving graduate education in economics.