Mary Clare Reim is a Research Associate in Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation.

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June 26, 2019, 11:19 AM EDT
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-V.T.) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) Young Americans are being crushed by student loan debt. Unfortunately, a new bailout proposal wouldn’t help them much in the long term.
March 13, 2019, 9:54 AM EDT
The FBI dropped a new bombshell on Tuesday, and this time the scandal is Russian-free.
January 10, 2019, 2:23 PM EST
Just when you thought California couldn’t ask any more of its taxpayers, the state Legislature is pushing for two years of “free” community college for all residents, regardless of income.
July 18, 2018, 4:20 PM EDT
American colleges and universities are struggling with a perception problem. Between rowdy protests, skyrocketing costs, and some ridiculous course material, students are starting to wonder if it’s all worth the money.
April 18, 2018, 4:25 PM EDT
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent interview with Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes” caused quite a bit of backlash from critics.
March 1, 2018, 8:59 AM EST
If you see thousands of children in West Virginia out of school this week, rest assured they are not playing hooky.
October 6, 2017, 8:56 AM EDT
Proponents of “free college” would have you believe that getting rid of tuition fees is all it takes to create a high-quality, equitable, and accessible higher education system.
September 8, 2017, 3:13 PM EDT
On Sept. 30, the outdated federal Perkins Loan Program is set to expire. Policymakers should resist the temptation to revive this duplicative program and instead pursue options that will set higher education policy on track to meaningful reform.
May 25, 2017, 9:51 AM EDT
President Trump's budget proposal includes some dramatic changes to higher education funding.
May 15, 2017, 10:59 AM EDT
Instead of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, lawmakers should consider a “fresh start.”
January 27, 2017, 1:13 PM EST
Obama admin conceded coding errors found inflated college repayment rates.
November 14, 2016, 8:41 AM EST
The Trump admin should seize the opportunity to advance education choice.
October 25, 2016, 4:15 PM EDT
More big government solutions are not the answer.
July 12, 2016, 3:58 PM EDT
The Obama admin could impose yet another cost on higher education, with no real benefits.
June 15, 2016, 5:22 PM EDT
Report confirms that Common Core does not prepare students for college.
June 8, 2016, 4:59 PM EDT
The proposal to expand Pell Grants ignores the root cause of the high college costs and will likely make a college education more expensive for everyone.
April 28, 2016, 4:43 PM EDT
The House of Representatives will consider the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act (SOAR Reauthorization Act) on Friday, which would reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). The OSP has allowed thousands of low-income and minority students in Washington, D.C., to thrive at schools of choice in the district, despite the Obama administration’s multiple attempts to phase out the funding program.
January 27, 2016, 11:16 AM EST
During National School Choice Week, advocates are demonstrating how students thrive when they have more education options.