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The Student Loan Bubble Looks like “Déjà Vu”

Higher education is following the same pattern that housing did in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis. Just like in housing during the previous decade, a student lending “bubble” is now being inflated by heavy federal interventions that could have severe unintended consequences.

Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts

The “Botched” Implementation of Common Core

February 21, 2014 J

By Wesley Coopersmith The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is not the only piece of legislation President Obama and his administration has fumbled the football on. According to Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the National Education Association (NEA), the rollout of new Common Core academic standards has been “completely botched” in multiple [...]

Competing Visions Over Emergency Unemployment Insurance in Congress

January 22, 2014 J,

By Thomas Fletcher Under the leadership of Majority Leader Harry Reid, liberals in the Senate pulled out all the stops this past week to try to pass legislation extending recently-expired Emergency Unemployment Compensation without offsetting spending cuts. Senate Republicans held firm in refusing to vote for any extension proposal that did not include spending offsets. [...]

Minimum Wage: More Harm than Good

December 19, 2013 J

By Wesley Coopersmith Earlier this month, President Barack Obama called for a federal increase of the minimum wage in an effort to help struggling workers across the country. The President delivered his speech in Anacostia, Washington D.C., a poverty-stricken neighborhood plagued with high unemployment. Originally planned to be voted on this month, the Senate will [...]

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