Economic Thinking Posts on Debate Topics

National service: sharing the dirty work by Martin Anderson 0

National service: sharing the dirty work by Martin Anderson

[Article by Martin Anderson for the Sept./Oct. NSDA LD topic: “Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.”] Today an understanding of what national service is all about is obscured by...

The Strange Case of Special Education Funding 0

The Strange Case of Special Education Funding

“Trump Budget Would Slash Education Dept. Spending, Boost School Choice,” (Education Week, May 23, 2017), looks at changes proposed in federal education spending, but notes the largest: Grants for special education, which also go...

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Federal Piper May Call for New College Tunes

Upper-income American pay the largest percentage of federal income taxes, so perhaps feel justified when they children benefit from federally-subsidized universities. Federal funding has taken the major role in funding higher education, and also that funding has also...

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Where Do Federal Education Dollars Go?

Debaters looking to reform federal education funding or regulations should know where federal education dollars flow now. “Federal Education Funding: Where Does the Money Go?,” (US News, January 14, 2016), offers an overview with helpful...