School Choice Breaks the Poverty Cycle, Not ‘Adversity Scores’

The College Board’s recent announcement that it will no longer score students based only on their ability to correctly answer questions on the SAT exam is about as welcome as a pop quiz. Students will now also be assigned “adversity scores” of one to 100 using 15 different metrics regarding their background. The more disadvantaged a student is […]

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Will Nation-States Make a Comeback in EU Elections?

Poland recently enjoyed the so-called Long May Weekend—a local holiday weekend that combines Labor Day (May 1) and Constitution Day (May 3). The latter commemorates the enactment of the Polish Constitution in 1791. This year’s Long Weekend was of particular interest, as May 1 coincided with the 15th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European […]

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Satisfaction High in DC School Voucher Program, Study Finds

Students who participated in a school choice program for low-income families in the nation’s capital were less likely to miss classes than peers who applied but did not get scholarships, a government evaluation has found. Students in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program also were more likely to give their schools a positive safety rating, concluded […]

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Problematic Women: Alyssa Milano Accidentally Promotes Abstinence

In the 22nd season premiere of the PBS animated children’s series “Arthur,” Mr. Ratburn, Arthur’s beloved teacher, came out as gay and got married. Is this a problematic storyline for a children’s show—and in what other ways is LGBT ideology appearing in children’s books and entertainment? We discuss with Monica Burke, a research assistant at […]

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US-Iran Standoff Is No Cause for Alarm

Iran says it’s not interested in a war with the United States. The U.S. says it’s not interested in a war with Iran. The only parties who are making war talk are the press and pundits who just can’t help fretting about all things Trump. Still, there’s plenty to unpack and learn from the latest […]

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