The College Board announced today that it is overhauling the SAT, dropping the timed essay and focusing less on fancy vocabulary in order to level the playing field a bit for high school students from a wider range of families. Here are four charts that show how the SAT advantages demographic groups.
President Obama on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious budget that promised more than $600 billion in fresh spending to boost economic growth while also pledging to solve the nation’s borrowing problem by raising taxes on the wealthy, passing an overhaul of immigration laws and cutting health costs without compromising the quality of care.
President Obama’s budget to be released on Tuesday will propose expanding the earned-income-tax-credit and the child-tax-credit, a pair of tax policies targeting low-income and middle-income Americans that the White House hopes could appeal to Republicans who also support the policies.
Obama and Ryan use strikingly similar language to describe the nation's economic challenges. But their policy prescriptions are vastly different, and aimed primarily at providing their parties with an economic vision heading into the midterm congressional elections.
The endless rounds of deficit reduction in Washington in recent years have significantly improved the nation’s budget outlook, reducing projected borrowing by $3.3 trillion through 2024, according to new estimates by Senate Budget Committee chairman Patty Murray
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is out with a widely anticipated proposal to overhaul the tax code. Here are four charts that explain the impact of the proposal on taxpayers and the economy.
The nation is celebrating this morning news that the obesity rate for children age 2 to 5 plummeted over the last decade. But one of the sadder parts of the study was that the nation's obesity rate is a reflection of the nation's racial divide: Blacks and Hispanics suffer much higher levels of obesity compared to whites.
Leading economists believe that, by a wide margin, advancing technology has not reduced employment in the United States. There's less agreement about whether tech is holding down wages or fueling inequality.