MacIver Marketplace: 1-29-2016

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Here’s a story from Education Next claiming Common Core has successfully raised standards in the states.

This article describes that contrary to popular claims, charter schools do not push out low-performing or difficult-to-educate students to inflate its student body’s academic proficiency on tests.

Finding ways to reduce medical costs post Obamacare is always a noteworthy endeavor. How’s this for creating cost savings? Allow physician assistants to prescribe medications.