A wild week in regulatory activity resulted in a steep increase in 2014’s cost burden, but an even steeper decrease in its cumulative paperwork burden. Agencies added nearly $8 billion in total costs. Energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigerators and the Department of Education’s new “Gainful Employment” rule were the main cost drivers. Yet, largely thanks to a proposed Transportation rule, the year’s net paperwork burden fell by nearly 15 million hours.
AAF’s education expert Lisa Graham Keegan was on the Hill to testify yesterday before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on “Raising the Bar: The Role of Charter Schools in K-12 Education.” “Public charter schools were created specifically to advance achievement..."
If you like your plan you can keep it, well at least until 2017. That is the announcement from the Obama administration late Wednesday after a November promise that Americans would be allowed to remain on health care plans set for elimination because they do not meet the Obamacare coverage standards.
AAF is out this morning with a new study on the impact of major government regulations on businesses and specifically the number of jobs it costs.
On January 16 the President will host college leaders from across the country to discuss ways to improve higher education outcomes in the United States. As these leaders come together to talk about issues facing their industry, here are a few topics and solutions for the days agenda:
The latest National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) results for 2013 have garnered a bit more attention than usual with nearly across the board gains in reading in math for all students.
The results for the 2013 National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the “Nation’s report card,” which measures fourth and eighth grade student performance in reading and math have been released. While the results show some progress, roughly two thirds of American fourth and eighth graders still are not performing at or above grade level in these critical subjects. Specifically, just 42 percent of fourth graders and 35 percent of eighth graders scored at or above proficient in math and only 35 percent of fourth graders and 36 percent of eighth graders can read at or above grade level.
While most eyes are focused on the lackluster implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Administration has quietly embarked on a massive campaign to attract students to its income-based repayment program for student loans. Should the Department’s effort prove successful, it will have massive implications for taxpayers, who will end up footing a tremendous bill for these loans.
"The reality is that the government isn't actually making money on student loans. It never was, despite Congressional Budget Office findings to the contrary."