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The high cost of remediation

The President recently gave the nation a prime time overview of his $80 billion plan to provide free community college tuition. The idea is well-intentioned, but regardless of whether it materializes, we need to address a larger, more fundamental problem in public education: far too many kids are graduating from high school without the requisite skills for success in college or career.

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Andres Oppenheimer: Biggest test in U.S.-Cuba talks: the Internet

Contrary to what the headlines suggest, the biggest test of President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba will not be whether the two countries agree to set up embassies in their respective capitals, nor whether there is an avalanche of U.S. tourists to Cuba, but whether Cuba will accept U.S. help to expand Internet access on the island.