Daily Policy Digest

New Ideas About Remedial Courses

It can be difficult to measure how effective remedial interventions are...

Medicaid Expansion: Beyond Yes or No

Governors are tasked with the challenge of providing care for those who need it most while managing Medicaid's growing costs...

Air Transportation Privatization

At the end of 2010, 22 percent of Europe's 404 main airports were either wholly investor-owned or had public-private ownership...

Politics of Higher Education Reform

Looking at all Pell Grant and federal loan money that went to undergraduates at U.S. colleges, the median congressional district received more than $167 million in aid in the 2011-2012 year...

Greek Economy in Shambles

The greatest danger to turning around an economy like Greece's is the political threat: with so many unemployed and underemployed citizens, frustration is taken out on politicians...

Red Tape under Obama

Over the last five years, the Obama administration has issued 157 new major rules at an annual cost of $73 billion; already, regulators have identified 125 more major rules that they plan to work on in 2014...

Illinois Tax Proposals Would Increase Taxes on Most Employers

Transforming Illinois' income tax from a flat rate to a graduated system would only hurt employers and the economy...

The Paycheck Fairness Act Is Based on Myth

When choice of job and time in the workforce are considered, studies demonstrate that women and men earn practically the same amount...

Teacher Tenure on Trial

North Carolina and South Dakota have ended their public school tenure systems, and Arizona has made firing poorly performing teachers an easier task...

School Choice Increases Property Values

A recent study found that the opening of a new charter school led to a 3.7 percent increase in home prices in the same zip code, just a year later...


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