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States Seeing Big Drop In Income Tax Collections
States that collect personal income taxes enjoyed a strong growth in income tax collections last year but face widespread shortfalls this year, according to a new Rockefeller Institute of Governmen
Unions Create Teacher ‘House Arrest’ in Los Angeles
For years, teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District who have been accused of misconduct sit around as they wait for investigators to figure out if they are guilty.
Ohio Freezes Renewable Power Mandates
The Ohio legislature voted to freeze the state’s escalating renewable power mandates at 2014 levels.
We Have No Idea How Much Obamacare Costs
Consumer Power Report #423
Video: Why Teachers Need Paycheck Protection
Kristi Lacroix, a Wisconsin teacher, explains why teachers and the public deserve paycheck protection.
Tax Cap Little Obstacle to Higher Property Taxes for Pennsylvania Schools
One in three school districts in Pennsylvania are raising property taxes without the consent of residents, due to a loophole in a state law meant to relieve the burden of rising education costs.< /p
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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... ...
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... ...
The Leaflet - Learning From Massachusetts' ExchangeThe Leaflet - John Nothdurft
... biggest companies, driving out smaller competitors. The ‘Parent Trigger’ in California: Some Lessons from the... Heartland Institute’s latest Policy Brief, “The ‘Parent Trigger’ in California: Some Lessons from the... Experience So Far,” offers a detailed account of the Parent... ...
The Parent Trigger: A New Paradigm for Parental EmpowermentGabe Rose
What is the Parent Trigger? The Parent Trigger is a historic new law that gives parents in California the right to force... future underperforming school. If 51% of parents sign a Parent Trigger petition, the Local Education Authority (LEA... four options available for... ...
The Parent Trigger: A Model for Transforming EducationPolicy Briefs - Joseph L. Bast, Bruno Behrend, Ben Boychuk, and Marc Oestreich
The Parent Trigger is an innovation in education reform... California. Briefly put, if half the parents whose children attend a failing public... of two other types of reform. The Parent Trigger concept is the creation of the Los Angeles Parents Union, a group of self-described... ...
Texas Legislature to Vote on Parent Trigger UpdateAshley Bateman
... bill to simplify the state’s Parent Trigger law and let parents petition earlier to take control of... from Dallas-Fort Worth. “All the parents that I work with across the... within the system.” ‘Too Long for Parents’ Texas’s current Parent Trigger law allows the state to reorganize... ...