Another Border-Crisis Victim: Foster Kids

National Review Online: The dramatic surge in the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border could turn into a tragedy for all foster-care children, forcing them to live within a broken system that will only deteriorate under the new strain, cautioned NCPA Senior Fellow Richard McKenzie in a National Review commentary.

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Becker’s Hospital CFO: Health care spending, which has been slowed in recent years, is expected to surge this year and reverse that trend, according to analysis by the National Center for Policy Analysis cited in an article at Becker’s Hospital CFO.

Learning from Teach for America

Independent Women’s Forum: NCPA Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV and Research Associate Megan Simons’ report on Teach for America underlines the need to attract and retain more talented, knowledgeable educations, according to an Independent Women’s Forum blog post.

Teach for America Teachers Pass the Test

NCPA: Teach for America’s rigorous interview and selection process produces teachers who often outpace their traditionally trained counterparts, according to a new report by Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV and Research Associate Megan Simons of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

Lessons from Teach For America

There is widespread agreement among education reformers that public school teachers should be hired based on their subject matter competence rather than their formal credentials; that the best teachers should be assigned to the lowest performing schools; and that teachers should be paid based on performance rather than tenure.