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After Oklahoma Tornado, Politicians Play Ridiculous Global Warming Card
Not 24 hours after the tragic Oklahoma tornado, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Sen.
Vast New Government Coding System: Did That Turtle Hit You or Bite You?
If President Obama's administration has its way, health care providers will soon be forced into a massive new government coding scheme where they will have to distinguish for filing purposes betwee
Leonard Gilroy: Privatizing Tennessee Valley Authority Merits Study
President Barack Obama has proposed studying the possibility of privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest government-owned utility.
Common Core: Poor Choice for Wisconsin
[ Below is an excerpt of Heartland Research Fellow Joy Pullmann's May 22, 2013 testimony before the Wisconsin Legislature's J
Holocene Histories of Atmospheric CO2 Concentration and West Greenland Air Temperature
What can be learned from a cursory glance at the data?
Pence Highlights Indiana's School Choice
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence discussed Indiana's lead in the school choice movement at a conference in Washington DC this week.
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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 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 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... ...
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... ...
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... ...