Education

Does Free College Work? Lessons from Europe

By Emily Hoofnagle — The U.S. spends more on college than almost any other country in the world, and the student debt crisis has swelled to $1.73 trillion. To stabilize the job market and increase access to higher education, the federal government may soon need to guarantee tuition-free college like many European nations.

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Education, Gender, International

Investing in Girls’ Education: A Transformative Development Strategy

By Parnian Abunasr-Shiraz — Girls’ access to education needs to become a strategic development priority in low- and middle-income countries. Investments in girls’ education spur economic growth and ensure women have the autonomy to make their own financial and reproductive decisions, have fewer and healthier children, participate in the labor market and live more prosperous lives.

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