Bluegrass Institute signs petition to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board

The Bluegrass Institute recently signed on to support the repeal of a key portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The IPAB is a board controlled by the executive branch whose members are chosen exclusively by the President. The board was created to make unilateral and unchecked decisions…

US Department of Education trouncing states’ rights?

A new move by the US Department of Education to bypass state departments of education is stirring up squabbles within the education community. Education Week reports in “Arne Duncan Spars With State K-12 Chiefs Over District Waivers (Subscription?) that the latest No Child Left Behind waiver business, where waivers are granted directly to school districts…