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May 31, 2016
By Ben Boychuk
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is proposing to give Buckeye State parents the chance to petition their local districts to reform failing public schools.
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May 31, 2016
By Ben Boychuk
Federal education mandates always carry unintended consequences, and well-intended, top-down rules often lead to absurd outcomes.
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April 22, 2015
By Ben Boychuk
A Staten Island judge ruled a lawsuit challenging New York State’s teacher-tenure and dismissal statutes may proceed.
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Education
April 7, 2015
By Joseph Bast, Jeff Judson, Ben Boychuk, Heather Kays, Joy Pullmann
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.
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Education
March 6, 2015
By Ben Boychuk
Louisiana education Superintendent John White has announced plans to review the state’s Common Core-aligned standardized tests one year ahead of schedule.
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Education
December 2, 2014
By Ben Boychuk
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.
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Education
September 30, 2014
By James Taylor, H. Sterling Burnett, Ben Boychuk, S.T. Karnick, Mischa Popoff, Alan Caruba (1938-2015)
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.
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Environment
January 9, 2013
By Joy Pullmann, Ben Boychuk, Bruno Behrend, Noreen Lephardt
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.
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Education
October 23, 2012
By Richard Vedder, Peter Ferrara, Clifford Thies, Joy Pullmann, John Coleman (1934-2018), S. Fred Singer (1924 - 2020), Paul Crovo, Marita Noon, Jonathan Steitz, Ben Boychuk
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.
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Education
Taxes
Government Spending
Environment
October 17, 2012
By Joseph Bast, S.T. Karnick, Steve Stanek, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Christine Ries, John McAdams, Ross Kaminsky, James Taylor, S. Fred Singer (1924 - 2020), Marita Noon, Paul Crovo, Marc Morano, Seton Motley, Richard Vedder, Joy Pullmann, Ben Boychuk, Clifford Thies, Jonathan Small, David L. Applegate, Scott H. Richardson
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.
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Taxes
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