Republicans Work to Keep Washington Out of the Classroom

Economist Milton Friedman once said that “one of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” And by that measure No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—President George W. Bush’s attempt to bring objective standards to K-12 education, has been a disappointment. There is no doubt that President Bush’s…
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Democrats Have Baked Harmful Incentives Into Student Loans

It should come as no surprise that college graduates are no dummies. If you tell us we can take out an unlimited amount of subsidized student loans, that our monthly payments will be capped (based on our level of income), and that our loans will be forgiven in 10 years, that’s a recipe for free-ish…
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Higher Education Financing is Broken. One Republican Senator is Trying to Fix It.

In Washington there are talkers and there are doers. When it comes to actually finding ways to make higher education more affordable Democrats tend to love to talk. Republicans are trying to do. President Obama has been one of the worst culprits. Every four years, just about the time election season is rolling around and…
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Senate Push to Repeal Misguided Employer Mandate Begins This Week

One of the very first actions of the new Congress was to chip away at one of the worst elements of Obamacare: the employer mandate. The president’s health care law mandated businesses with at least 50 full-time employees to provide their workers with insurance that the federal government deems “affordable” or pay a fine of…
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