Public Spending On Education In Perspective [Infographic]

Forbes – Niall McCarthy “A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sheds light on the vast differences between countries when it comes to spending on education. The proportion of public expenditure set aside for...

How much does college really cost? Less than you might think

The Seattle Times – Katherine Long “Hardly a week passes without the release of some new report that discusses the extraordinary growth in the cost of higher education. Lost in the debate is one caveat: A majority of students get some sort of financial...

Education funding gaps: Which states are hitting, missing the mark?

The Christian Science Monitor – Stacy Teicher Khadaroo “While the debate rages over the federal budget and how much will go to K-12 schools, states and localities supply the biggest share of education dollars – about 87 percent on average. But is that...

How To Make the Most of the Single Best College Tax Break

Time – Kim Clark “Nearly 2 million Americans pay too much in taxes because of confusion over education benefits. Here’s how to avoid that mistake. Back in January President Obama proposed consolidating many overlapping education tax benefits, a plan...

How Would Students Spend the Principal’s Money?

Time – Matt Cohen and Daniel Schugurensky “A Phoenix high school’s experiment shows that kids can prioritize and collaborate when their education is at stake. During the 2013-14 school year, Quintin Boyce, the principal of Bioscience, a public high school...

Life Is Taxing… Teaching Your Kids Real Financial Facts

Forbes – Neale Godfrey “That time of year is upon us. Yes, it’s tax season! We always seem shocked by the fact that tax-time has crept up on us so unexpectedly. Nevertheless, Benjamin Franklin once reminded us that, “In this world nothing is sure but death...