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Trimming the Fat From America's Wasteful Health Care System

Budget hawks in Congress talk a great deal about health care waste. Where does it come from?

Moving Away From Fee-for-Service Reuters

Moving Away From Fee-for-Service

This antiquated model is the culprit behind exponential health-care cost growth.

Why Nurses Need More Authority Reuters

Why Nurses Need More Authority

Allowing nurses to act as primary-care providers will increase coverage and lower health-care costs. So why is there so much opposition from physicians?

Beyond Obamacare: How to Fix Our Enormous, Inefficient Health-Care System Reuters

Beyond Obamacare: How to Fix Our Enormous, Inefficient Health-Care System

Whatever the Supreme Court decides about the individual mandate, the main battle remains to be fought: how to rein in the grotesque costs of the current system.

Fixing Education: The Solutions Reuters

Fixing Education: The Solutions

The consensus is clear: America's school bureaucracy rots the quality of public education. Here's how we can move forward and reform the system.

What America Can Learn From Ontario's Education Success Reuters

What America Can Learn From Ontario's Education Success

In the last decade, the Canadian province dramatically improved its education system to become one of the best in the world. Its success can provide a blueprint for U.S. reform.

The Clear Consensus on Education Reform: Voters Want Major Change Reuters

The Clear Consensus on Education Reform: Voters Want Major Change

81 percent of the nation's electorate believe education bureaucracy needs systemic reforms

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The Litigious Mess of Special Education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has helped millions of children. It has also bogged down the courts and spawned a whole industry based on paranoia.

Raising the Bar on the High School Diploma AP

Raising the Bar on the High School Diploma

As the chancellor of New York City's public schools explains, graduating from high school is not necessarily the same as being ready for college.

Let Teachers Teach Reuters

Let Teachers Teach

The co-founder of the Knowledge Is Power Program explains how charter schools may solve bureaucratic red tape in the American school system.

4 Common-Sense Proposals for Special Education Reform Lia Koltyrina / Shutterstock

4 Common-Sense Proposals for Special Education Reform

Today's mandates for special-needs students set schools up for lawsuits, conflict with No Child Left Behind requirements, and waste taxpayers' money. Here are some alternatives.

Politics and Education Don't Mix Brandon Bourdages / Shutterstock

Politics and Education Don't Mix

Governors and presidents are no better suited to run schools than they are to run construction sites, and it's time our education system reflected that fact.

Grade Retention and Other Dead-End Educational Policies AP

Grade Retention and Other Dead-End Educational Policies

Why do we keep returning to ideas that have been proven not to work?

The 3 Main Obstacles in the Way of Education Reform Reuters

The 3 Main Obstacles in the Way of Education Reform

Previous attempts have only piled more money on the heap of a broken system. We need transformative changes, not additive ones.

Are Lawmakers Asking Too Much of Our Schools? AP IMAGES

Are Lawmakers Asking Too Much of Our Schools?

Mandates have tied down educators' hands for too long. Maybe we should re-examine the expectations of what schools should even accomplish in the first place.

Alone in the Classroom: Why Teachers Are Too Isolated AP IMAGES

Alone in the Classroom: Why Teachers Are Too Isolated

Educators spend most of their time distanced from their colleagues. Instead of forcing them to compete with each other, we should help them find new ways to work together.

The Paradox of Public Education Reuters

The Paradox of Public Education

Schools are controlled by the government, but they serve specific communities with niche needs. How can education be publicly funded but privately managed?

The Culture of 'Can't' in American Schools Gamma-Ray Productions/Flickr

The Culture of 'Can't' in American Schools

Education leaders often act lazily, blaming union contracts and federal regulation rather than confronting the problems they have the capacity to solve.

How to Rebuild No Child Left Behind AP IMAGES

How to Rebuild No Child Left Behind

The law may be outdated, but it's not unsalvageable.

How Micromanaging Educators Stifles Reform Olly/ Shutterstock

How Micromanaging Educators Stifles Reform

We ask teachers for higher student achievement, but we don't trust them with the authority to make meaningful changes.

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