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Is There Really A Link Between Test Scores And America’s Economic Future?

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Washington Post
Thursday, April 27, 2017

For years now, some economists and policymakers have tried to make the case that there is an important link between student standardized test scores and economic growth in the United States. They do this with complex mathematical formulas that most people can’t even pretend to follow.

Analysis and Commentary

Illinois’ School Accountability Plan Needs Work

by Michael J. Petrilli, Brandon L. Wright via The State Journal-Register
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Illinois’ plan to hold schools accountable for student outcomes does some things right, and is a significant improvement on the state’s previous framework, but it doesn’t do enough to meet the educational needs of high achievers — especially those growing up in poverty.


An Independence Rally Behind The California Flag? Choose One Of These Dates

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, April 27, 2017

If California’s feeling a little forlorn these days, it might be the one-two punch of postpartum non-secession depression – we’ve had a Brexit, maybe a Frexit, depending on how the French election plays out, but Calexit is a no-go for now – coupled with other states revisiting their historic roots while America’s nation-state finds its way in this turbulent time of angry populism.


In Bipartisan Reform Of The APA, Is There “Fertile Ground Here To Actually Get Something Done”?

by Adam J. Whitevia Yale Journal on Regulation
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Senators Portman and Heitkamp introduced legislation to significantly reform and modernize the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946. There is much to be written about this version of the “Regulatory AccountabilityAct,” including its provision for replacing Auer deference with a Skidmore.

In the News

Trump's First 100 Days Are A Crash Course In Politics 101

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Thursday, April 27, 2017

As a real estate developer, Donald Trump made his name by mastering the art of the deal. But as president, he is still learning to navigate the art of the possible.

In the News

Judges, Mayors, Actors: 100 Days Of Trump Resistance

quoting Samuel J. Abramsvia Yahoo News
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Judges, mayors, comedians and activists mobilized through social media -- the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency has spawned a multi-faceted resistance hindering the Republican's efforts to enact election promises.


Niall Ferguson: Munk Debate Q&A

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Globe and Mail
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the international order, Brexit, international monetary policy, the United Nations, and more.


There Is A Trump Doctrine: America First

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, April 27, 2017

For journalists and academics searching to find a Trump Doctrine in foreign policy, it’s right in front of you. It’s called: America First.


Will 2020 Be Another 1972 For Democrats?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Going hard to the left was the wrong lesson to learn from their narrow loss in 1968, and they could repeat the mistake.


No, California, Roundup Won't Give You Cancer

by Julie Kelly, Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, April 27, 2017

The chemophobes who run California are at it again, siding with environmental activists and pseudoscience rather than evidence and common sense.