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Explaining the Black/White Graduation Gap

Based on Missouri data, the authors of this new NBER paper conclude that the gap in college-graduation rates is mostly explained by differences in student skills. Thus, the place to start in reducing the gap is the pre-college years.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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Mueller Report Delivered to Attorney General

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday evening delivered a report to attorney general William Barr detailing his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Barr will now be tasked with deciding what information from the report ... Read More