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Winthrop, Rebecca – Brookings Institution Press, 2018
In an age of rising inequality, getting a good education increasingly separates the haves from the have nots. In countries like the United States, getting a good education is one of the most promising routes to upper-middle-class status, even more so than family wealth. Experts predict that by 2030, 825 million children will reach adulthood…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Global Approach, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
Melnick, R. Shep – Brookings Institution Press, 2018
Few laws have had such far-reaching impact as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Intended to give girls and women greater access to sports programs and other courses of study in schools and colleges, the law has since been used by judges and agencies to expand a wide range of antidiscrimination policies--most recently the Obama…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
Gurney, Gerald; Lopiano, Donna A.; Zimbalist, Andrew – Brookings Institution Press, 2017
"Unwinding Madness" is the most comprehensive examination to date of how the NCAA has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics--and why it is incapable of achieving reform and must be replaced. The NCAA has placed commercial success above its responsibilities to protect the academic primacy, health and well-being of…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Higher Education, Governance
Holzer, Harry J.; Baum, Sandy – Brookings Institution Press, 2017
Too many disadvantaged college students in America do not complete their coursework with any college credential, while others earn degrees or certificates with little labor market value. Large numbers of these students also struggle to pay for college, and some incur debts that they have difficulty repaying. The authors provide a new review of the…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Access to Education, Low Income Groups, Disproportionate Representation
Sahni, Urvashi – Brookings Institution Press, 2017
Since 2003 a privately funded high school has provided desperately needed education for girls from impoverished families in Lucknow, the capital and largest city in Uttar Pradesh, in northeast India. Urvashi Sahni, the founder of Prerna Girls School, tells the stories of how the school has changed the lives of more than 5,000 girls and their…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Equal Education, Poverty
Shin, Gi-Wook, Ed.; Oh, Yeon-Cheon, Ed.; Moon, Rennie J., Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2016
Student mobility to and among higher education systems in Asia has reached unprecedented levels. In particular, inbound and outbound student mobility creates twin challenges--growing diversity in host countries and brain drain and circulation for sending countries--that have significant implications for growing intra-regional mobility,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Student Mobility
Sperling, Gene B.; Winthrop, Rebecca – Brookings Institution Press, 2015
Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls' education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Equal Education, Economic Factors
Peterson, Paul E.; Henderson, Michael; West, Martin R. – Brookings Institution Press, 2014
A comprehensive exploration of 21st Century school politics, "Teachers versus the Public" offers the first comparison of the education policy views of both teachers and the public as a whole, and reveals a deep, broad divide between the opinions held by citizens and those who teach in the public schools. Among the findings: (1) Divisions…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Public Schools
Sawhill, Isabel V. – Brookings Institution Press, 2014
Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage. In "Generation Unbound," Isabel V. Sawhill…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Parents, Social Class, Social Mobility
Hanushek, Eric A.; Peterson, Paul E.; Woessmann, Ludger – Brookings Institution Press, 2013
The relative deficiencies of U.S. public schools are a serious concern to parents and policymakers. But they should be of concern to all Americans, as a globalizing world introduces new competition for talent, markets, capital, and opportunity. In "Endangering Prosperity," a trio of experts on international education policy compares the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, Comparative Education, Educational Improvement
Manna, Paul, Ed.; McGuinn, Patrick, Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2013
America's fragmented, decentralized, politicized, and bureaucratic system of education governance is a major impediment to school reform. In this important new book, a number of leading education scholars, analysts, and practitioners show that understanding the impact of specific policy changes in areas such as standards, testing, teachers, or…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Administration, Failure, Decision Making
West, Darrell M. – Brookings Institution Press, 2013
Nearly a century ago, famed educator John Dewey said that "if we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." That wisdom resonates more strongly than ever today, and that maxim underlies this insightful look at the present and future of education in the digital age. As Darrell West makes clear, today's…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, Technology Integration
Campbell, Christine; Gross, Betheny; Hill, Paul T. – Brookings Institution Press, 2012
Deficient urban schooling remains one of America's most pressing--and stubborn--public policy problems. This important new book details and evaluates a radical and promising new approach to K-12 education reform. "Strife and Progress" explains for a broad audience the "portfolio strategy" for providing urban education--its…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Springer, Matthew G., Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2009
The concept of "pay for performance" for public school teachers is once again growing in popularity and use. U.S. education is now at a critical juncture that requires thoughtful and informed consideration of this policy innovation. "Performance Incentives" offers the most up-to-date and complete analysis yet of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public School Teachers, Job Performance, Incentives
West, Martin R., Ed.; Peterson, Paul E., Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2007
Adequacy lawsuits have, with little fanfare, emerged as a major alternative strategy in the pursuit of improved public education in the United States. Plaintiffs allege insufficient resources to provide students with the quality of education promised in their state's constitution, hoping the courts will step in and order the state to increase…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Educational Change, Court Litigation
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