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PBS: Re-Educating America’s Schoolchildren, Thanks to Your Contributions

When most people think of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s education programs, they remember the gentle Mr. Rogers welcoming children to his home, or documentaries offering exciting encounters with whales and other exotic creatures.

These shows still exist. But CPB today produces ...

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Education Reform Goes Bipartisan

Education Reform Goes Bipartisan

City Journal
The consensus grows that our schools must change

The New Jersey state senate has unanimously passeda bill that empowers public schools to remove ineffective teachers and requires that teachers be evaluated, at least in part, on classroom performance. The bill is expected to clear ...

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Why Prices Matter, Part II

Why Prices Matter, Part II

In a previous post at the Health Affairs blog, I argued that the single biggest mistake in health policy is the belief that the best way to make health care accessible is to make it free at the point of delivery. In a follow up postI  argued that the second biggest mistake is the belief that ...

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Bipartisan Leaders in Senate and House Urge GAO to Probe Success Rate of Efforts to Identify and Prevent Medicare Fraud

Bipartisan Leaders in Senate and House Urge GAO to Probe Success Rate of Efforts to Identify and Prevent Medicare Fraud

WASHINGTON, DC— Members of the Senate and House today requested a Government Accountability Office study of the anti-fraud audits conducted by the Medicare program to identify and eliminate fraud and improper payments.  Private contractors play an important role in Medicare’s fraud and ...

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Why Prices Matter

Why Prices Matter

The single biggest mistake in all of health policy is the belief that the best way to make health care accessible is to make it free at the point of delivery. As I explained at the Health Affairs blogthe other day, this mistake underlies our entire approach to providing health care to ...

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The Legend of John Saxon, Math Warrior

The Legend of John Saxon, Math Warrior

Warning, this article contains superlatives and extreme statements. How should we teach the young? I believe everyone should be passionate about the answers. The country’s fate depends on it.

Over the years I often heard the name John Saxon but knew for sure only that his books were popular among ...

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The Case for Medicaid Audits to Prevent Fraud

The Case for Medicaid Audits to Prevent Fraud

Minnesotans are proud people. We’re proud to boast of our 11,842 lakes and the fact that we can survive subzero temperatures for months straight. But one thing Minnesotans can’t be proud of is our state’s questionable handling of Medicaid dollars.

The House Oversight Committee recently ...

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Why Congress Should Not Preserve Flawed Obamacare Policies

Why Congress Should Not Preserve Flawed Obamacare Policies

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as “Obamacare”). In anticipation of an unfavorable Court decision, liberals in Congress and elsewhere are arguing that a repeal of Obamacare would end reforms currently in effect and that ...

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Five Devastating Effects Obamacare Will Have on Young Adults

Five Devastating Effects Obamacare Will Have on Young Adults

In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision, it is important to remember that the constitutionality of the law’s individual mandate isn’t the only concern. For example, Obamacare will negatively impact many younger Americans. Here’s a list of five ways young adults will be hurt by the ...

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