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Venture capital college

Education | Policy-makers look to income sharing agreements to curb student debt
by Leigh Jones
Posted 7/05/17, 02:16 am

Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, hailed as a political innovator, has taken his free-market conservatism to higher education. Now president of Purdue University, Daniels is championing a different way for students to finance their education without racking up crushing amounts of debt. Income sharing agreements (ISAs) allow investors to pay for a student’s education in exchange for a portion of the graduate’s future earnings.

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From playgrounds to classrooms

Education | School choice advocates predict this week’s Supreme Court ruling will give public school alternatives a big boost
by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/28/17, 04:10 pm

School choice advocates celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Trinity Lutheran case as good news for programs that allow parents to use taxpayer funds for private school tuition.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the nation’s most high-profile voucher supporter, said the ruling set a new standard: “Programs designed to help students will no longer be discriminated against by the government based solely on religious affiliation.”

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Hard lessons in government interference

Education | A Canadian Christian school’s fight with a local school board offers a warning to U.S. private schools
by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/21/17, 02:46 pm

A case involving a Canadian Christian school embroiled in a fight with the government over “offensive” Bible passages offers a warning to U.S. private schools cheering the creation of school choice programs.

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