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Want a Happier, Healthier, and More Prosperous Society? Try Freedom, Innovation and Incentives »

“I will promote freedom at all costs,” is the first line of the Draper University pledge. Draper University of Heroes is a school I created to encourage people with ideas and energy to pursue their visions through entrepreneurship and risktaking. For an entrepreneur, freedom matters most. The ability to try new things without government...
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Why More Spending Doesn’t Produce Better Schools »

A new study from Pepperdine University’s Davenport Institute has exposed the fraud continually perpetuated upon the taxpaying public—and visited upon the poor families trapped in criminally failed government schools—that if the state (in this case, California) just had more money it could deliver a good education. The study concludes that, notwithstanding all the talk...
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If They Don’t Believe in Tracking Performance, Why Give Grades? »

The Secretary of Education came through town the other day, touting the Obama administration’s competition for states to receive federal funds, and teachers aren’t too happy about it. [Secretary] Duncan said the few states that win the competition—he wouldn’t say how many that could be—will have to show that they are innovative and that...
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