By Caitlin McCarey. Wellesley College. --- This review assesses the impact of single-sex education programs on educational and personal outcomes of lower, middle, and high school aged students...
A Framework for Selecting Quality Course Providers at Competititve Prices
By Paige Gonye, Adeeb Sahar, Kyle Vandenberg, and Scott Ferron. Stanford University. --- This paper develops a coherent payment mechanism for supplemental courses that incentivizes quality student outcomes and forms the basis for practical and adaptive state level policy.
The Decline of Localized Education in the United States: A New Age of Bureaucratization
By Ryan Chen. Stanford University. --- This paper examines the bureaucratization of the American public education system, with particular focus on elementary and secondary education from 1945-2000.
The Economics of Dropping Out
By Olivia Moore. Stanford University. --- Besides their incredible success, some of the most famous names in the technology world today—Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson—have one thing in common: none of them finished college.
The Game Theory Behind Acing an Exam
By Anne Evered. Stanford University. --- Last December, students at Johns Hopkins University took advantage of their computer science professor’s grading policies to essentially “game” the system and receive full marks on an exam without ever filling out a single answer.
The Economics of Degree Inflation
By Justin Moore. Stanford University. --- As the percentage of the population that has attained a bachelor’s degree increases, the value of a college degree continues to decline - a phenomenon known as degree inflation. Though degree inflation motivates more young people to attend college to compete in the job market...
Demand for Online Education Increases in Economic Downturn
By Olivia Moore. Stanford University. --- While about 15,000 students call the Stanford campus home, hundreds of thousands of people in countries from Russia to Peru have enjoyed the benefits of Stanford courses through free online classes that are available to...