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  • Standardizing Mediocrity in America's Public Schools

    The Obama administration’s Race to the Top program presents states with a choice: adopt national standards for academic performance, or refuse desperately-needed federal dollars. The problem? National standards only standardize mediocrity, while taking power over educational choices out of the hands of parents and local school boards and transferring it … More

    Podcast: Understanding the UK Election

    The results of the UK elections and the new coalition government that has resulted have sparked much commentary and debate. But few Americans actually understand how the British election system works.  In this week’s Heritage in Focus podcast, Ted Bromund, senior research fellow at the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, … More

    Video: Health Care Reform Timeline

    The White House knows its signature health care legislation is still deeply unpopular with the American people, which is why it has been desperate to speed up implementation as much as legally possible. But many of the law’s new costs and limitations are still scheduled to kick into effect years … More

    Elena Kagan, Mystery Nominee

    Elena Kagan is an enigma as a Supreme Court Justice nominee: her practice record is slender, and her publications are few and far between. In the latest Heritage in Focus podcast, senior legal fellow Robert Alt discusses what we know about Kagan, and how her views could shape constitutional litigation … More