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Education Savings Accounts are Deceptive in So Many Ways

By Bob Hildreth Under Secretary DeVos’ leadership, Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are likely to gain more visibility and this is exactly why it is critical to understand what they are. You probably heard Arizona make a big splash in the news by extending universal...

Trump Puts College Students In A Vice

By Bob Hildreth The Trump budget proposes a 14 percent cut for Education spending. Charter schools and new private school choice programs based on a voucher system are the big winners. Higher education is the big loser Trump proposes to eliminate the Federal...

College Rankings: What Are They Good For?

By Bob Hildreth Despite what might have started out with good intentions, college rankings have done more harm than good. Rankings do not do what they purport to do: provide high school students with an accurate, unbiased guide to selecting the best college fit for...

Conscious Parallelism

By Bob Hildreth Conscious Parallelism is the legal term when companies post the same prices but show no evidence that they are directly colluding. That pretty much describes what colleges do resulting in very similar tuition and a narrow band for tuition increases. So...