Pennsylvania Education Tax Credit Program Changes Facilitate Discrimination and Block Access

By Julie K. Ambrose, Ph.D. Contact the Author at: Julie.K.Ambrose@gmail.com or https://juliekambrose.wixsite.com/mysite Based on Ambrose, J. K. (2019). Purpose, Policy, Politics and Power: Analysis of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania). Introduction Drawing upon my doctoral social policy analysis of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement and Opportunity Scholarship Tax…

A Sociological Perspective on the School-to-Prison Pipeline

By Emily Walsh Introduction By 1917, all states in the United States of America passed laws making it a requirement for all school-age children to attend school (Education, 2018). With the passing of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, it made it a constitutional right for all students to receive the same education (Zinn, 2003). But to…

High School Dropout Rates: A Social Issue

By Whitney Gallup One of the greater issues facing the youth of the country is the high school dropout rate. Every year we experience over a million students who drop out due to various circumstances. While the high school percentages in the U.S. are lower than they were forty years ago, there is still a…