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January 31, 2023

Estimating Illegal Immigration's Cost to Public Education

Immigrants can bring much-need workers, innovation and vitality to an economy. But while those benefits are limited when the immigration system is as dysfunctional and politically polarizing as ours, the costs are not.

September 13, 2022

The Dirty Little Cost Behind Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Ploy

Will future college students get their student loans forgiven? It's not in Biden's executive order, but he'll likely propose it before the 2024 presidential election. 

May 12, 2022

Confused About President Biden's Policies? You're Not Alone

A stable economy needs stable policies. And businesses, consumers and regulators all need to know what those policies are. Unfortunately for the economy and the country, Biden’s policies keep shifting, depending on the latest crisis — and the latest polls.

August 20, 2020

A Better Way to Connect Low-Income Students to Broadband

If the goal is to ensure that low-income students have the digital tools needed to thrive during this school year, the city’s plan to build its own wireless network fails to come anywhere close to achieving it. 

August 6, 2020

School Dilemma is Hard on Families, Children Alike

Parents and a national teachers union seem to be at odds as to whether students should be starting back to school.

April 28, 2019

Should We Shutter the Department of Education?

In 2015, Giovanetti proposed that every new law or regulation should contain a sunset clause after five years and after 10 years for any and all new agencies. If that commonsense guideline were actually in place, the Education Department would have probably been on the chopping block 30 years ago.

August 5, 2018

State Needs Good Schools to Keep Business Booming

The trick is keeping an eye on potential challenges to the good news. For instance, education — the training of minds, the cultivation of skills. The news here is less celebratory.

April 17, 2018

Raise Teachers' Salaries by Draining the Public School Administrators' Swamp

Want to find more money to pay public school teachers? Begin draining the administrative staff swamp, which sucks so much money out of the system.

April 5, 2018

A Do-Over on the Omnibus Spending Disaster?

Aggressive use of the Impoundment Control Act could restore some sanity to federal spending and create consensus toward revision of the filibuster rule.

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