Lawmakers discussed on Sunday the packed 2014 legislative agenda and focused on the immediate extension of federal unemployment benefits.
“It’s good for the economy,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said. “It’s good for the country. Every one of these people that are long-term unemployed, they spend the money. They don’t put it in the bank. It helps small business. That’s why small businesses favor this … they know it’s good for the economy.”
American education as we know it may be headed for its last hurrah.
From pre-school to grad school, the system is flailing. Test results have plateaued or fallen. Schools hire more administrators than teachers. College students are shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for degrees, and piling up loans, only to end up begging for minimum wage jobs.
The National Labor Relations Board has abandoned the administration’s attempts to force businesses to post pro-union notices in workplaces.