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    AP Catching On: Nothing Temporary About This Spending

    Last summer, National Economic Council director Larry Summers said that in order to be effective, any stimulus bill “must be clearly and credibly temporary.” More and more people are beginning to notice that President Barack Obama’s trillion dollar spending plan completely fails that test. The Associated Press reports today: If … More

    Getting Education Policymaking Out of Washington

    Blogging at The New York Times, Pacific Research Institute senior fellow Lance Izumi writes on the future of conservative education policy: Republicans have always favored, at least philosophically, decision-making at the most practical and effective level of government closest to the people. They abandoned this concept during the Bush years, … More

    States Need Flexibility, Not a Bailout

    Following Wall Street and Detroit, the nation’s governors have joined the growing line on Capitol Hill—begging Congress to save their states from looming fiscal shortfalls. The National Governors Association sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking states to be included in the next economic stimulus package. New York Governor David … More

    Left Behind

    Heritage Foundation senior policy analyst Dan Lips has a new article up at NRO on the future of conservatives and No Child Left Behind: Even the bill’s most conservative elements have proven to be a disappointment. Too few children have benefited from the law’s very modest school-choice provisions. And while … More

    D.C. Families Need More School Choice Options

    Under No Child Left Behind, thousands of public school students in the District are eligible to transfer out of their low-performing public school system into a better public school. But the Washington Post reports today that only 34 students have currently applied for a transfer. The story highlights both the … More

    Arizona Lawmakers Push for State Control in Education

    Yesterday, the Arizona House Education Committee voted unanimously to support a resolution calling on Congress to pass the federal A-PLUS Act, which would allow states to opt-out of No Child Left Behind. The unanimous vote was bipartisan—with five Democrats and five Republicans voting in favor. The resolution now moves to … More

    Bush's Education Legacy

    In education, as in so many other areas, President Bush is looking to establish his legacy. On No Child Left Behind, no one will be surprised that the President once again called on Congress to reauthorize this landmark law. But the odds of that happening decrease by the day. For … More