The Race to Nowhere

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*+-Mark Naison: Hearing that the governor of New York plans to raise student test scores from twenty percent to forty percent of teacher ratings just reinforces my perception that a species of insanity has overtaken those in charge of public education in the United States.

The Fire Last Time

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*+-Peter Dreier and Donald Cohen: The current hue and cry about “burdensome government regulations” that stifle job growth shows that the lesson of the Triangle has been forgotten.

The Ominous Expansion of Class-Action Suits

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*+-Wendy McElroy: In the largest class-action lawsuit in American history, Walmart v. Dukes, Walmart stands accused of systematically discriminating against 1.5 million women in wages and promotions.