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    Stuck in the Middle: American Student Performance Stagnates on New PISA Exam

    The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) has just released the findings from its most recent assessment of student academic achievement internationally. The PISA is administered every three years by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and assesses the student achievement of 15-year-olds in math, science, and reading, … More

    Obama Administration Threatens the Dreams of Low-Income Students in Louisiana

    Days after commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Obama Administration filed suit against the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which has provided thousands of low-income children more opportunity to make their dreams reality. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed suit to stop the program, claiming that … More

    Obamacare's Impact on Campus: Students Lose Health Coverage When Premiums Rise

    When Obamacare hits campus, students lose options. Obamacare mandates are already forcing many colleges and universities to drop student insurance completely or reduce benefits extended to employee spouses, as the University of Virginia recently did. A letter sent to parents of students at Indiana’s Taylor University this summer explains the school … More

    D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Celebrates 10 Years and Its Students' Accomplishments

    Now entering its 10th year, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), which provides vouchers to students from low-income families to attend a private school of their choice, has given access to better educational opportunities to children from more than 6,000 families in the District. Nearly 100 percent of the families … More

    Is California Protecting Women?

    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) had an inconsistent week. On Monday, August 12, he signed a bill allowing boys to use girls’ restrooms in all California public schools. The next day, he vetoed a bill to legalize the selling and buying of human eggs (oocytes) for research. By signing the … More

    Union Leader: Put Stakes Associated with Common Core Tests on Hold

    The Common Core State Standards are causing major discontent across the ideological spectrum. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has joined groups like the Republican National Committee, the American Association of Christian Schools, the Home School Legal Defense Association, Tea Party groups, public policy organizations, and parents across the country … More

    Eagle Scout Faces Felony for Honest Mistake

    Just in case you weren’t convinced that overcriminalization is giving good kids criminal records, an Eagle Scout (the highest rank in the Boy Scout organization) is being charged with a felony for an honest mistake. David “Cole” Withrow, a North Carolina high school senior, is an Eagle Scout, an honor … More

    Interns: Not Just for Coffee at Heritage

    Are you a college student looking for an opportunity to make an impact in the conservative policy world? While the typical internship positions on Capitol Hill might involve fetching coffee, running errands, and answering phone calls and emails, The Heritage Foundation’s internship program prides itself in giving 60+ young conservative … More

    Meet Heritage's Facebook Featured Fan, Nathan Lamborn

    Each week, The Heritage Foundation features one of its nearly 250,000 Facebook Fans on its “Featured Fan” page. This week’s fan is Nathan Lamborn, a medical student from Denver, Colorado. Read his story, below, and be sure to become a fan on Facebook! As a second-year medical school student, Nathan … More