May 31, 2016
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is proposing to give Buckeye State parents the chance to petition their local districts to reform failing public schools.
May 31, 2016
Federal education mandates always carry unintended consequences, and well-intended, top-down rules often lead to absurd outcomes.
April 22, 2015
A Staten Island judge ruled a lawsuit challenging New York State’s teacher-tenure and dismissal statutes may proceed.
April 7, 2015
The Texas state Senate Education Committee on Tuesday voted 8–3 to pass Senate Bill 4, which would establish a Taxpayer Credit Scholarship Program. The bill by Sen.
March 6, 2015
Louisiana education Superintendent John White has announced plans to review the state’s Common Core-aligned standardized tests one year ahead of schedule.
December 2, 2014
Nearly five years after California passed the nation’s first-ever “Parent Trigger” legislation, parents at only a handful of failing schools have taken advantage of the law’s potent remedies in the face of ferocious opposition.
September 30, 2014
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed SB270, a bill that bans single-use plastic shopping bags. The law takes effect on January 1, enforced against stores that are at least 10,000 square feet.
January 9, 2013
The Adelanto School Board Tuesday night voted unanimously to turn Desert Trails Elementary School into a charter school, marking the first time the “parent trigger” education reform was successfully invoked to force change in a failing school.
October 23, 2012
The following statements about Monday night’s final presidential debate from policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution.
October 17, 2012
The following statements on Tuesday night’s presidential debate from fellows and policy advisors at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. For more comments, refer to the contact information below.