Kids are back in school across America and education is the topic du jour on the presidential campaign trail. But cut through the rhetoric and the data paint a clear picture about education spending and academic performance.

Heritage’s Dan Lips says there are three things voters should remember when listening to politicians debate education reform:


To help parents grasp this issue, Heritage this week published “A Parent’s Guide to Education Reform,” which covers these topics:

  • What has gone wrong in today’s public school system.
  • What Americans like you can do to bring real improvements.
  • What specific educational opportunities are available in your state.
  • Where you can learn more about education reform in America.