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A Better Path to Repaying Student Loan Debt

A Better Path to Repaying Student Loan Debt

Brief #91 – Education Policy Brief
by: Rudolph Lurz

President Biden’s approach to student loan forgiveness, initially marked by a broad cancellation proposal, has evolved towards expanding the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and implementing income-driven repayment plans. This shift aligns more closely with traditional Democratic values and offers a more sustainable solution for managing student debt.

The Chilling Effect of Republican Education Policy

The Chilling Effect of Republican Education Policy

Brief #90 – Education Policy Brief
by: Rudolph Lurz

This article delves into the chilling effect of Republican education policies, particularly exemplified by initiatives such as Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. It explores how vague legislation is causing educators and students to self-regulate their speech and behavior, stifling freedom of expression in classrooms and beyond.

The Future of Quality Education Lies in the Past: How Liberal Arts Education Provides a Way Forward for Critical Thinking

The Future of Quality Education Lies in the Past: How Liberal Arts Education Provides a Way Forward for Critical Thinking

Brief #89 – Education Policy Brief
by: Rudolph Lurz

Exploring the intricate interplay between STEM and liberal arts education, Rudolph Lurz unveils a compelling narrative advocating for a balanced approach to fostering critical thinking in American schools. By spotlighting the overlooked value of liberal arts disciplines, Lurz ignites a crucial conversation about the future trajectory of quality education in the United States.

AI and the Dumbing Down of Education

AI and the Dumbing Down of Education

Brief #88 – Education Policy Brief
by Rudolph Lurz

In many ways, 2023 was the year of AI. ChatGPT is ubiquitous in boardrooms and classrooms alike. Its usage is prevalent across grade levels and industries. In short, AI bots can provide full essays for students… The technology is progressing faster than school districts’ capacity to keep up with it.

The GOP’s Silly Fight Against “Wokeness”

The GOP’s Silly Fight Against “Wokeness”

Brief #75 – Elections & Politics Policy
by Rudolph Lurz

In 2020, Joe Biden carried Virginia comfortably, more than doubling Secretary Clinton’s margin of victory in the 2016 election. A year later, in a surprising upset, Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated Terry McAulliffe in the 2021 gubernatorial election, securing over 50% of the vote in a state that has leaned blue in recent years.

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