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Editor Casey Published in Daily Caller on Standardized Tests

Editor Casey Given was published in The Daily Caller on the Obama administration’s new push to evaluate teacher education programs by students’ standardized test gains.

Students despise them for making learning dull. Parents despise them for making teachers teach to the test. Educators despise them for putting their jobs on the line. But despite their widespread criticism, standardized testing only seems to be gaining steam in the U.S. Is it finally time to dump high-stakes measurements of student performance? The answer is more complex than a simple yes or no.

You can read the entire piece here.

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Advocate PierreGuy Published in TheBlaze on the Minimum Wage

Advocate PierreGuy Veer was published in TheBlaze on Hawaii’s recent minimum wage hike.

It’s Economics 101. Labor, like every other commodity, responds to the laws of supply and demand. If the government fixes the price of labor above what market forces would have considering consumers’ preferences, then employers’ demand for workers decreases and creates a surplus of unemployed individuals. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a study only two months ago concluding that hiking the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, as Hawaii just did, would cost up to 500,000 jobs nationwide.

You can find the full piece here.

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Editor Casey Published in The American Conservative on Sentencing Reform

Editor Casey Given was published in The American Conservative on the bipartisan effort to reform mandatory minimum sentencing.

Congressional Republicans should see sentencing reform as an opportunity to attract support from demographic groups outside their base. Like Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio’s outreach to the Hispanic community through calling for immigration reform, Sens. Paul and Lee’s push to reducing mandatory minimums has the potential to improve the GOP’s appeal to African-Americans.

You can read the full piece here.

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Advocate Nick Published in Daily Caller on National Labor Relations Act

Advocate Nick Zaiac was published in The Daily Caller on the success of the National Labor Relations Act.

Today, the threat of unionization is enough of an institutional backstop to prevent predatory employer practices without the need for an actual unionized workforce. Unions increase wages and benefits and reduce profits as well as increase the transaction costs of operating a firm. Firms understand this and treat their employees so as to avoid this scenario. The NLRA succeeded, and managed to undermine the same unions it had assumed were necessary for industrial peace and worker prosperity.

You can read the entire piece here.

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Advocate Matthew Published in Daily Caller on State Immigration Reform

Advocate Matthew La Corte was published in The Daily Caller on state efforts to reform immigration.

Both Republicans and Democrats support legal immigration. State-based visas give states the opportunity to attract new residents and boost economic growth while increasing opportunities for legal immigration. This plan promotes labor supply flexibility as visa holders would be able to work for any employer in a given state. State-based visas would allow state governments to regulate the control and flow of immigration. An immigration system rooted in federalism is better suited to handle today’s complex immigration and economic issues, especially with an idle Congress.

Read the rest of the piece here.

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