Daily Policy Digest

School Choice: Leveling the Playing Field

Children and educators each have their own strengths and weaknesses, and school choice allows us to more appropriately match students with teachers...

Single Motherhood and Wealth

Single mothers tend to be younger, are less likely to have an education and are more likely to be black or Hispanic...

Bus Systems Are More Cost Effective than Rail Transit

Rail lines are limited in their ability to serve multiple areas, whereas buses can reach many more individuals throughout a city...

Why IP Protection Is So Important to Health Care

Patents are especially important in medicine -- not only because of the life-changing benefits that they can bring to patients but because the research and development and regulatory approval processes are incredibly expensive...

Why are KIPP Schools Successful?

A team from Mathematica Policy Research Inc set out to identify whether student attrition has anything to do with KIPP students' success...

Debate over Sovaldi is Misleading

Sovaldi appears wildly expensive because the drug requires one big upfront cost. In the long-term, however, the drug can prevent far more expensive medical costs down the road...

Participating in Student Loan Program Can Cost Community Colleges Pell Grants

Colleges are punished by the federal government when students default on their federal loans...

The Marcellus Shale Boom: Boosting Wages by 36 Percent

Since 2007, when the shale boom first started, production of natural gas in the Marcellus region has increased 14 times...

What Does the Border Crisis Mean for Health Care?

Illegal aliens have the highest uninsured rates in the United States...

Keystone XL Delay Has Consequences

If built, the pipeline will transport 4 percent of the oil that is consumed in the United States each day...


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