"Free College" Does Not Eliminate Student Debt

Making public college tuition “free” might have a smaller impact on student debt than many expect.

Can We Design Student Loan Forgiveness to Target Low-Income Families?

Proposals to forgive student debt have been criticized for disproportionately benefiting high-income families.

Three Persistent Myths about School Integration, 65 Years after Brown v. Board

Schools across major US cities remain more segregated than neighborhoods.

Pricing “Free College”

Elizabeth Warren's plan and other variants of free college could result in disproportionate benefits to high-income families.

Which Households Hold the Most Student Debt?

To understand student debt forgiveness proposals, it helps to understand who holds that debt.

We Made an Important Correction to Our Student Debt Analysis

Sometimes following the data requires us to acknowledge mistakes and fix them.

Going Beyond Test Scores to Measure School Quality

A new study aims to identify broader measures of student achievement in public high schools with historically underserved students.

Who Would Benefit from Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Forgiveness Proposal?

Warren's plan would cancel most outstanding student debt held by households making up to $250,000.

How the gender pay gap affects the earnings premium of college degrees

Women make up a growing share of the college-educated population but are still paid less than men for similar work.

Four things to know about tax credit scholarships for school choice

Research on school choice programs shows limited effects on achievement but positive effects on college enrollment.