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Philadelphia Agency Sues Drugmaker
In a move that could have serious consequences for the prescription drug industry, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority filed a lawsuit alleging drug-maker Gilead Sciences is enga
Suburbs, Not Urban Areas, Drive Cities’ Growth
The massive exodus of people from rural areas to urban areas over the past 200 years has been called the “great urbanization.” For two centuries, people have been leaving rural areas to live in cit
The Best Present Schools Could Receive
School Choice Weekly #67
Hughes Exposes the Truth About Environmental Scares
Review of POPULAR DECEPTIONS :What they haven’t told us and how much it’s going to cost Reviewed by Jay Lehr
Shumlin Single-Payer Effort Hurts Re-Election
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s efforts to bring government-run single-payer health care to his state may have cost him politically and prevented his direct reelection to another term.
Jessica Sena: Sierra Club's most deceptive videos ever made on Fracking
Heartland Institute Research Fellow Isaac Orr and Jessica Sena discuss a new Sierra Club video "Fracking 101," which by many accounts is one of the most deceptive videos ever made on the topic.
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L.A. School District Defies Parent Trigger LawAshley Bateman
... is attempting to defer choice for parents who petition for their legal right... longer beholden to the state’s “parent trigger” law because federal accountability mandates under... Under the law, also called the “parent empowerment” law, a majority of parents can require reforms at a failing school... ...
Parent Trigger Bill Gets Positive Florida ReceptionAshley Bateman
... and Michael Bileca have introduced a Parent Trigger bill that would authorize parents to choose a reform option for... would also require schools to notify parents of online options if their child... rated or qualified teacher. With a Parent Trigger law, “I would feel empowered knowing... ...
Research & Commentary: Parent Trigger Success in AdelantoResearch and Commentaries - Joy Pullmann Heartland Institute
A judge recently ruled that a Parent Trigger petition from parents in Adelanto, California is valid and... the first state to pass a Parent Trigger law, which a dozen other states... It allows a simple majority of parents at a failing school to “trigger” one of several reform options... ...
Positive Reception for California’s Third Parent TriggerAshley Bateman
...Exercising their rights under California’s 2010 Parent Trigger law, more than 300 parents delivered petitions to the Los Angeles... or converted into a charter school. Parents are now reviewing proposals from eight... been set.” Sixty-eight percent of parents whose children attend 24th Street Elementary... ...
Twenty Ohio Schools Are Now Eligible for Parent Trigger ReformHeather Kays
... for reform under the state’s parent trigger law. The latest state report card... failed to improve enough to avoid the parent trigger option. The parent trigger law, passed as part of the state’s budget in 2011, empowers parents to decide how to reform chronically... statewide... ...
Movie Review: ‘Won’t Back Down’ Celebrates Parent ActivismJoel Pavelski
... drama. The policy debate centers on Parent Trigger laws, which enable parents to require changes at low-performing... charter school. Seven states currently have Parent Trigger laws, and 15 more are considering them, according to community organizer Parent Revolution. Won’t Back Down seeks... ...