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More Setbacks for California's Embattled High-Speed Rail Project
The Sacramento court's November 25 decision denying the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) access to Proposition 1A bond funds was the first in a series of setbacks suffere
Slate Criticizes Heartland Science While Calling Penguins 'Mammals'
The liberal media outlet Slate embarrassed itself Tuesday by publishing an article referring to penguins as mammals, while simultaneously criticizing the Heartland Institute’s scientific writings.<
Kansas School Finance Case Threatens Representative Government
In October, the Kansas State Supreme Court heard Gannon v.
Madison, Wis., Needlessly Showers ‘Incentives’ to Book Conventions
Numerous organizations have pocketed more than $1.4 million in taxpayer incentives to hold events at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wis., a lure that several have sa
FATCA System Fails Government Probe, Threatens Privacy
Despite spending more than $8.6 million so far, with another $8 million projected to be spent still, on developing the online portal for handling the registration of foreign financial institutions
Can Illinois Schools Crack Their Property Tax Addiction?
AURORA, Ill. — Illinois schools are like addicts desperate for a change.
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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 AdelantoHeartland Research & Commentary - 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 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 EducationHeartland Policy Brief - 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... ...
Research & Commentary: The Parent Trigger, One Year LaterHeartland Research & Commentary - Joy Pullmann
California passed the first Parent Trigger law in January 2010, taking until... 2011 14 state legislatures also considered Parent Triggers. The Parent Trigger allows parents at a school deemed failing, often... take place. If a majority of parents sign the petitions, the school... ...