Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Medicare Bidding Process Will Hurt Doctors, Patients

A poorly designed set of changes to Medicare announced earlier this month could have serious negative consequences as it hits home here in the Washington, D.C., area.

Smile, You're on Motown Surveillance Cam

"Detroit Police hope to bolster safety in the central business district by connecting a network of 350 security cameras to a central viewing post to track activity on the streets, search out wa

Economic Alzheimer’s

There are several forms of dementia. One particularly perverse version affects older economists and investment bankers. They lose the memory of everything except the gold standard.

A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Published by The Weekly Standard:  Sometime late this summer—the Friday before Labor Day if historical patterns hold—the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will announce

Ed Secretary to Waive NCLB Requirements for Submissive States

The president has decided to take a tack on the largest federal education law he certainly wishes were available in budget battles: bypassing Congress and legislating through administrative agencie

How Much Should Teachers Make? Who Cares!

Recently, Education Secretary Arne Duncan no doubt thought it radical to say<

Educratic Inertia

Everyone is talking about fancy new education apps, possibilities for "flipping" classrooms using innovative, video-based operators such as Khan Academy, and individualized "school of one" models p

Teachers union disavows internal memo endorsing deception of parents

American Federation of Teachers officials have disavowed an internal report after it was posted on the union's website following its annual conference, embedded on each of it

Stop the War Against Standardized Tests

President Obama and the leaders of the teachers unions disagree with the view of citizens that schools, educators, and students should be held accountable for their performance on standardized test

Our Unsustainable Entitlement Growth

As news of Washington’s debt ceiling clash flashed across the wires, a reader sent me a clipping this week from a column written by a Texas radio pastor in 1975.