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One of the pillars of Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential platform was free tuition at public universities. While it was pitched as a way to help lower income students, AEI Research Analyst Preston Cooper argues that free college helps the rich far more than it helps the poor.

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Does school choice damage traditional public education? No, says AEI's Rick Hess, as he identifies the real value of school choice.

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With France's most pivotal election looming, what might a Le Pen or a Macron presidency mean for the future of the country? AEI Research Fellow Dalibor Rohac explains.

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Panel I: European structural reforms to enhance growth and benefit the middle class

The European Union continues to struggle with implementing structural reform. In addition, the Great Recession and the sovereign debt crisis significantly harmed the middle class in several European countries, making them more receptive to populist narratives. Going forward, can the EU and its member states put in place a pro-growth agenda that raises both aggregate output and middle-class incomes? How does financial-sector regulation fit into such an agenda? And can the supply-side priorities of US Republicans resonate in Europe?Join the conversation on social media with #ProGrowthEU.

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What does it mean for corporate taxes to be "destination-based" instead of "origin-based"? AEI Resident Scholar Stan Veuger explains.

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Many schools are not performing well, but almost all teachers are rated effective. What gives? AEI's Rick Hess explains that the answer lies with how reforms are done.

More on "Big 'R'" and "little 'r'" school reform: https://goo.gl/YnLODP

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President Nicolás Maduro and his antidemocratic regime have created a dire political crisis in Venezuela. AEI Visiting Fellow Roger Noriega explains how the United States and the international community are responding.

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Turkey's upcoming referendum vote could determine a radical restructuring of its government and expansion of President Erdogan's executive powers. Is this a simple streamlining of government as President Erdogan claims? Or a more nefarious push towards dictatorship? AEI's Resident Scholar Michael Rubin explains.

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If onerous regulations don't improve education, what will? Rick Hess, AEI's Director of Education Policy Studies, says that empowering teachers to make decisions is the way to high-performing schools.

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Do massive, top-down school reforms get results and help kids? Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at AEI, doesn't think so, and calls this problem "Big 'R' school reform".

More on "Big 'R'" and "little 'r'" school reform: https://goo.gl/YnLODP
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