When Raj Chetty and his colleagues identified the extraordinary contributions an excellent teacher can make to a student’s lifetime earnings, a number of outlets, including the New York Times, drew attention to the findings, which many saw as a slam-dunk case for higher teacher pay. Yet the researchers also find that a substandard teacher can cause a comparable amount of economic damage, thus suggesting that tenure policies that protect such teachers are potentially very costly in terms of their long-term impact. Paul Peterson describes the ensuing controversy in a short post.
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
Minneapolis is a nice city no longer.
In the last 24 hours, three icons fell from their high pedestals and landed with a hard ‘thud.’
Republicans argue that the bill endangers women, curtails religious freedom, and places an undue burden on certain businesses.
The bill is a cynical attempt to use the Civil Rights Act as a Trojan horse for radical leftist social orthodoxies.
The school’s women’s lacrosse team has bowed to the mob after a student flashed an otherwise harmless hand gesture.
The toymaker Hasbro announced Thursday it will drop the honorific on its Mr. Potato Head brand in favor of a gender-neutral ‘Potato Head’ moniker.
The vice president of a California school board is drawing criticism after she compared returning teachers to in-person instruction to slavery.
The Empire Center led the way in forcing the New York State government to reveal nursing-home data.