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No Child Left Behind, now Every Child Succeeds Act, Lacks Accountability

With new assessment flexibility, the Every Student Succeeds Act eliminates traditional yearly student assessment tests, the only way to keep teachers accountable, writes Lloyd Bentsen IV...

Health Insurers Collapsing Obamacare Consensus

The health insurance industry is undergoing a crisis of consensus on how to respond to the failure of Obamacare, writes John R. Graham...

The Dance Continues: Changing the Locus of Political Control Mostly Misses the Point

We have yet to learn the key lesson of failed attempts to significantly improve the school system, writes John Merrifield...

The "Unaffordable Care Act" Causing High Medical Bills for Insured People

A recent survey found 20 percent of families with insurance still struggle to pay medical bills...

The North American Free Trade Agreement and Mexican Monopolies

The promised economic benefits of NAFTA have not been fully realized, writes NCPA Research Associate Hector Colon...

Know Your Plan: HSA vs. FSA

NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick outlines the importance of knowing your health plan and ways to keep from leaving money on the table at the start of the New Year...

Education Department Runs 'Second Chance' Pell Pilot for Prisoners

The Department of Education's new push to extend Pell Grants to students incarcerated in state or federal prisons may be costlier and less effective than the vocational training programs already in place...

Arne Duncan: Common Core Now Letter of the Law and Can Be Implemented

The federal government now has the ability to implement Common Core, according to former Education Secretary Arne Duncan...

The Doctor Will See You Now?

There is extensive evidence that telemedicine offers quality care on par with routine in-person visits, is well-received by patients and providers, and delivers considerable cost-savings...

Don't Get Caught in the FSA Use-It-Or-Lose It Rush

Most employers place a December 31st deadline on spending funds in Flexible Spending Accounts, explains NCPA senior fellow Devon Herrick...


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