The higher education system is rotten to its core — economically, ideologically, and spiritually. Instead of tinkering around the edges, it’s time for conservatives to actually fix the root problems.
The student loan debt bubble will soon burst, and the proper solution is not to throw $1.6 trillion of taxpayers’ money at a government-created problem.
Republicans should stop making excuses for this situation and start showing creative leadership about how to responsibly deflate the special-interest pork bubble that U.S. higher education has become.
The Senate’s outgoing education chairman is focusing on reforms that are worthwhile but paltry compared to the problems of politicization and trivialization in higher education.
Most Americans would judge premium impacts by one simple metric: Will my premiums go up or down compared to what I paid last year?
The White House, and McConnell, should never have made an agreement on a ‘stability’ bill with Collins in the first place.
The study itself admits that most of the supposed premium “reduction” for 2019 likely will not materialize.
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander seems more interested in stuffing the coffers of the insurance industry than in conducting robust oversight of his state’s regulatory debacle.
Senators Susan Collins and Lamar Alexander are apparently engaging in a bidding war over how many billions of taxpayer dollars to spend on corporate welfare to insurance companies.
Senate Republicans should not worsen the spectacle of rationalizing bad policy by attempting to render seven years of arguments they made to the pro-life community meaningless.
Sen. Lamar Alexander’s article includes several omissions and outright false statements about his bailout legislation. Here are the facts Alexander wouldn’t dare admit about his bill.
Legislative text has not yet been released, but based on press reports, Twitter threads, and a summary circulating on Capitol Hill, here’s what we know might be in the final package.
The significant sums in play would represent the second-largest expansion of federal abortion funding, behind only Obamacare itself.
Bills to rewrite No Child Left Behind put Republicans in a bad political position and expand the federal role in education.
Education reform debates such as the pending No Child Left Behind update are boring because the Right’s politicos accept the premise that government knows best.
High-profile Republicans are embracing school choice, notably in the current fast-tracked No Child Left Behind rewrite, but in such a way as to anger their most politically effective constituents.
Republicans should not squander two years they could have used to set up a contrast between themselves and Democrats for 2016.
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