Posts by Jennifer Wheary

In an article published last week, The Economist asks "Is College Worth?" and skirts very closely to offending university presidents and liberal arts advocates alike....
April 11, 2014 | Jennifer Wheary
With his unwavering focus on universal pre-K in New York City, Bill de Blasio may well be vying for the title of “educational access” mayor. Yet for all his emphasis on early childhood issues, the...
March 13, 2014 | Jennifer Wheary
In December Paymon Rouhanifard, the state-appointed superintendent of Camden, New Jersey schools, caused a stir when he told the media what he learned on his listening tour of the troubled district.
March 13, 2014 | Jennifer Wheary
A new report by released by the Generation Schools Network shows how schools with tight budgets can achieve dramatic improvements not by increasing spending, but by redeploying their resources....
March 10, 2014 | Jennifer Wheary
Michelle Obama made a heavily scrutinized splash this week when she spoke to sophomores at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, DC about her college experience. Fueled by a Whitehouse...
November 15, 2013 | Jennifer Wheary
Public opinion about the causes and consequences of poverty has historically communicated negative stereotypes of the poor and a distrust of government welfare programs. But as persistent financial...
October 23, 2013 | Jennifer Wheary
Veterans attempting to access their educational benefits are feeling the harsh impact of the government shutdown. Federal loans and grants that have already been processed for this semester are...
October 11, 2013 | Jennifer Wheary