MacIver Marketplace, 2-5-2016

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Current research confirms a 1960s report on the importance of a teacher’s quality to your children’s education, though you probably already knew this.

Obamacare advocates claim that the recent slowdowns of healthcare expenditures prove the law is successfully controlling unsustainable healthcare spending, but this report suggests other factors are the cause.

A school choice advocate testified before Congress this week. His testimony concisely introduces four major ways that the school choice movement enables parents – especially those in poverty – to choose better schools for their children.

In addition to collecting information about gender, race, ethnicity, and job category from employers of more than 100 people, the government may start to require those businesses to report their employees’ compensation.