Our Nation’s Education

April 17, 2009 | NeW Staff

President Obama has stated that the three main focuses of his Administration are the environment, health care and education.  Given the fact that our education system ranks below average compared to a lot of other developed countries, one would hope to see significant improvements.  However, the current tension among teachers unions, government administrations and parents is so great that it will be interesting to see how the President plans to implement change in this area. 

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the current feud between the interest groups and that this animosity among the groups has brought education reform almost to a standstill.  The major concerns surrounding this issue are with school choice and teacher performance.  Should the quality of one’s education be based on where that person lives? Should there be performance measures for teachers? And finally, do you think a move to a more market-based system would improve the problem or make it worse?

Latest News

Chapter Leader Spotlight: Kristyn Morse

Welcome Kristyn Morse from Murray University! Kristyn started a Chapter on her campus in January. Please read her spotlight to welcome her. How did you hear about NeW? I heard about the Network of Enlightened Women through Stephanie, Campus Programs Associate at NeW, after working on the Rand campaign in the state of Kentucky with her.

Read more

Chapter 1 of Disinherited: Unfunded Promises

Go to college, study something you love, and you’ll get to do a job you love for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, however, young people are having an increasingly hard time finding a job in their desired field while also attempting to make a living—being charged for government debt that they did not incur.

Read more

Get the latest gear from the NeW store!

Shop Now