• The Gut-Wrenching Truth About Pensions
    Dec 23, 2015  - The Gut-Wrenching Truth About Pensions By Thomas C. Nyhan, executive director and general counsel of the Central States Pension Fund The Star Tribune’s recent article about the Central States Pension Fund’s need to reduce pension benefits to save the fund (“New law threatens to slash pensions,” Dec... More
  • Rep. Roe: Restoring Local Control to K-12 Education
    Dec 2, 2015  - Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN): Restoring Local Control to K-12 Education Since I was sworn in to Congress in 2009, I've proudly served on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. A former mayor, I am keenly aware of the importance of our educators and school administrators. They shape the f... More
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC): Replace NCLB to Improve Education, Empower Parents
    Dec 1, 2015  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC): Replace No Child Left Behind to Improve Education, Empower Parents As a child, my family’s home didn’t have electricity or running water. My parents, while dedicated and hardworking, were poor with little formal education. Fortunately, I was pushed by the right people – t... More
  • WSJ: No Child Left Behind’s Successor
    Nov 30, 2015  - After nearly a year of legislative work, Congress is poised to replace No Child Left Behind and improve K-12 education. Both the House and Senate passed separate proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act this summer, and now a bicameral conference committee has put forward... More
  • WSJ Editorial: No Child Left Behind’s Successor
    Nov 30, 2015  - Conservative reformers have had major successes, notably on welfare in 1996. But when a reform doesn’t turn out as hoped, they need to adapt. A case in point is No Child Left Behind, which the GOP Congress is now preparing to leave behind. This week the House plans to debate the Elementary and Seco... More
  • “A Major Transfer of Power and Authority over Public Schools”
    Nov 23, 2015  - Last week, a House-Senate conference committee reached agreement on a proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, bringing Congress one step closer to replacing No Child Left Behind. As news reports highlight, the framework approved by the joint committee reduces the federal ... More
  • Small Businesses Speak Out on Overtime Proposal
    Sep 17, 2015  - For months, employees, job creators, and policymakers have warned about the consequences of the Department of Labor’s overtime proposal. So far, these concerns are falling on deaf ears. Now, an independent office within the president’s own Small Business Administration is expressing concerns as well... More