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With Liberty And Education For All: Using Law To Depoliticize Public Policy In Education, Zach Simons, Brady Earley May 2018

With Liberty And Education For All: Using Law To Depoliticize Public Policy In Education, Zach Simons, Brady Earley

Brigham Young University Prelaw Review

In the United States, a correlation exists between receiving a poor education and living in poverty. Education funding is designed in such a way that it leaves poor communities disadvantaged with less funding and fewer educational opportunities for children. This unfortunate disparity means that inequality exists across the US in education opportunities. Education ought to be a constitutionally protected right in the United States. This paper explores the benefits of amending the constitution in order to ensure quality education as a right afforded to all children. Furthermore, this paper develops a proposal for an act to provide financial incentives to ...


The Impact Of Gap Years On Academic Outcomes For Women: A Case Study From The Missionary Age Change, Margaret Marchant Apr 2018

The Impact Of Gap Years On Academic Outcomes For Women: A Case Study From The Missionary Age Change, Margaret Marchant

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Young adults throughout the United States and other countries participate in “gap years,” or time away from school, often for travel, work, or volunteering. This practice is promoted as a way to mature and refocus. However, some worry that it lowers the likelihood of college completion. Previous literature has investigated the academic, social, and personal benefits of gap years with mixed results; however selection into gap years confounds the true impact with unobservable personal characteristics. To overcome selection issues, I exploit an exogenous policy change that lowered age requirements for missionary service, a unique type of gap year, resulting in ...


Reducing The Constraints To School Access And Progress: Assessing The Effects Of A School Scholarship Program In Malawi, Stephen Hunsaker Apr 2018

Reducing The Constraints To School Access And Progress: Assessing The Effects Of A School Scholarship Program In Malawi, Stephen Hunsaker

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The study utilizes a causal-comparative research design to compare the educational experiences and outcomes of two student groups – those who did and those who did not receive a needs-based scholarship to attend secondary or tertiary school. We administered surveys to 89 scholarship recipients and 57 non-recipients in the Dowa, Kasungu and Lilongwe Districts of Malawi. Surveys included items to determine group differences across a range of short and medium-term outcomes, including: career aspirations, attendance rate, withdrawal rate, graduation rate, employment status, time unemployed since graduation, and employment quality (using the Tanzanian Standard Classification of Occupations). This study included students currently ...