TABLE OF CONTENTS
About the Roosevelt Instute
Leer from the Policy Director
Reed DesRoisers (HumEc ‘14) 6
“Regulatory Changes Stop Predaon by For
prot colleges provide convenient educaonal opportunies for many atypical Americanstudents, however, these academies are harmful to their constuents. They place prot before people by direcng more funds towards adversing than their curricula, yielding asub
par educaon for their paying students.
Susan Porter (ILR ’14) 9
“Breaking Barriers: Nontradional Students and Higher Educaon”
Without a college degree or technical/trade school cercaon, the disenfranchised will besentenced to low
wage employment and earn below a living wage. Streamlined admission procedures for postsecondary educaon will help remove barriers for nontradional stu-dents.
Anika Alam (HumEc ’15) 12
“An Apple a Day Keeps the Teacher Away”
The government should not subsidize the use of iPads and encourage their use as a primary learning tool. There are both consequences and externalies associated with the use of iPads on a daily basis, which will ulmately hinder the student’s educaon.
Cayley Heller (HumEc ‘13) 15
17“A Second Wave: Aerschool Programming for Low Income Schools”
With an ever
increasing income achievement gap, acon needs to be taken to address theeducaon of disadvantaged students. The New York City Department of Educaon should fund built in aerschool programming.
Mahew Landers (HumEc ‘15) 18
“Modifying Athlecs within High School Curricula”
The government should seek ways to reduce the inuence of athlecs on high school curric-ula. This diversion will allow a beer allocaon of school resources and improve the aca-demic integrity of American schools.
Mahew Lynch (A&S ‘14) 21
Betraying Prometheus: The Duplicity of the Louisiana Voucher System
Governor Bobby Jindal’s Voucher Plan markets snake oil as a healing elixir.
His gambit fur-ther dismantles the failing public school system and veils fundamentalist Chrisan prosely-zaon.
Jindal throws the good meat back on the re and snus the hearth, backtrackingeverything Prometheus did for mankind.