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Alex Salter: The Legal Policy of Space Junk
In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, managing editor Jesse Hathaway takes a leap into the Final Frontier, talking with Texas Tech University economics pro
Western States Fighting for Control of Federal Lands
A new report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) highlights a growing rift between Western states and the national government over what the states argue is gross
Obama Imposes Costly Ozone Rule
The Obama administration imposed a new 70 parts per billion (ppb) ozone limit on October 1st.
Kentucky Governor Candidates Call for Park Private-Public Partnerships
Both major candidates running for governor of Kentucky are calling for the state to explore entering into public-private partnerships (P3s) to improve the quality of the state’s 4
Dr. Merrill Matthews: Hillary Clinton’s Plan Makes Prescription Drugs More Expensive
In today’s edition of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Dr.
African-American Parents Emphatically Favor School Choice, Survey Finds
African-American parents overwhelmingly favor school choice, according to a new nationwide report conducted by Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies (BCRS).
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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... ...
Parent Power: Grassroots Activism and K-12 Education ReformAndrew Kelly, Patrick McGuinn American Enterprise Institute
... advocacy organizations are working to pull parents into larger policy debates over school... lead to naïve expectations of what parent power can accomplish, especially since some... Kelly, discuss strategy and outlook for parent power activists, offering recommendations to help lead them to sustained, successful... ...