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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

Colorado at a Crossroads: Two Visions of Education Reform

November 06, 2013 J

By Casey Given For years, Colorado has been a Petri dish for political reform. From the Taxpayer Bill of Rights spending limit of the early 1990s to the innovative electioneering that turned the red state blue in 2008, conservatives and liberals alike have used the Centennial State as a laboratory for new ideas to be [...]

The US Airways-American Airlines Merger is a Win for Consumers

October 22, 2013 J

By Casey Given For years, we’ve watched American Airlines hit turbulence in the news. In 2011, the commercial carrier filed for bankruptcy.  In 2012, the company sent pink slips to 11,000 of its employees warning of potential layoffs, but the airline engineered a miraclous turn-around. The good news continued when American announced its intention to [...]

States Push Back Against Common Core

October 11, 2013 J

By Casey Given Since our sister organization Americans for Prosperity Foundation first reported on Common Core in August 2012, there has been an explosion of grassroots activities about the new national education standards. Parents are rightly concerned about the federal government’s overreach into their children’s classroom and are speaking up for school choice and local [...]

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