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The costly consequences of just failing a high-stakes exam

Education systems around the world increasingly apply standardized high school exit exams to make achievement more comparable among graduates (see the IZA World of Labor article “Central exit exams improve student outcomes“). These exams can be an important feature of … Continue reading

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Should colleges share the burden of student loan debt?

Tertiary education is a costly thing. How to design its financing is a major topic in public policy. Around the world, very different policies have been implemented – from tuition-free education in Germany, and interest-free loans reimbursed after graduation in Australia, … Continue reading

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High school counselors effectively help students choose the right college major

Choosing the right field of study at college is a very important, but also a very difficult decision. Many prospective students face a high level of uncertainty as they have little information on employment prospects and the wage structure of … Continue reading

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