Free College for In-State Arizona Students: Increases Tuition, Helps the Rich

David Garcia, a Democratic challenger to Governor Doug Ducey in next year’s election, already has ideas on how to spend your money. And one of these proposals could get pricey. Garcia took a page out of former presidential candidate Hillary Continue reading Free College for In-State Arizona Students: Increases Tuition, Helps the Rich

Subsidized Student Loans Drives up Price of College

While sold as a progressive policy, subsidized loans are anything but. The federal government’s Stafford loan program gives undergraduate students access to two types of loans: “subsidized” and “unsubsidized.” Trump’s budget abolishes the former; students would still be eligible for Continue reading Subsidized Student Loans Drives up Price of College

State Control of College Accreditation Prevents Affordable Education

The appointment of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education has spurred renewed interest in federal regulation in education. Just how much is needed, if any? When it comes to higher ed, this question inevitably surrounds the messy topic of “accreditation”—which Continue reading State Control of College Accreditation Prevents Affordable Education

Arizona Removes Restriction Allowing Anyone to Teach: Libertarian Triumph

Come this summer, school superintendents and principals will be able to hire people without formal training to teach in their classrooms. Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed legislation to create new exceptions to laws that generally allow traditional public schools Continue reading Arizona Removes Restriction Allowing Anyone to Teach: Libertarian Triumph