Education

The Policy Issues of Online Education

Now more than ever, the attainment of a higher education degree and the acquisition of technical skills are a prerequisite for employment in an increasingly competitive and technologically driven labor market. However, the costs of a college degree are steep. Over the past decade, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for U.S. college tuition and fees…

Technological Automation and the Soft Skill Revolution

In 2014 technology research firm Gartner projected that one-third of global jobs will be replaced by robotics, software, or machine learning by 2025. While technological advancements have been shifting entire labor markets since the beginning of time, the rate at which Moore’s Law is increasingly blurring the lines between algorithmic computing and human decision making…

Mexico’s Education Reform: What went wrong?

Mexico has long been regarded a rising star among Latin American emerging market economies. President Enrique Peña Nieto’s major constitutional reforms prove Mexico is moving in the right direction. However, as Peña Nieto launches into the second half of his term, optimism is fading. Many reforms have produced discouraging outcomes and scanty secondary laws have…

Active in Elementary School: Do State Physical Education Laws Affect Students’ Classroom Performance?

Childhood obesity in the United States is a growing concern for policymakers, teachers, public health officials, and parents. Over the past decade, approximately 17 percent of children and adolescents in the US—or 12.7 million individuals—were categorized as obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is about triple the rate in 1980….