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Paul Driessen: Ethanol's Empty Promises
In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Paul Driessen from a Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and Heartland Institute research fellow Isaac Orr discuss the environmental and ec
Tea Party, Conservative Grassroots Groups Reject Florida Solar Power Amendment
After careful consideration at public meetings, multiple Tea Party and conservative groups have voted to oppose a Florida constitutional amendment giving the solar power industry speci
Another Clean Coal Power Project on the Brink of Failure
Kemper County Mississippi is both one of the poorest places in America, and home to one of the most expensive power plants ever built, Mississippi Power's 582 megawatt clean coal power plant with c
The Growing Medicaid Expansion Bubble
Consumer Power Report #471
Study: Uber Benefits New York City Low-Income, Minority Consumers
A new policy paper by Manhattan Institute fellow Jared Meyer examines how underserved neighborhoods in New York City benefit from Uber, a popular transportation-network company.
Continuing ‘War On Toys,’ Feds File Lawsuit
Zen Magnets, a vendor of toy magnet sets, is continuing to fight Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations intended to prevent the sale and manufacture of toy magnet sets marketed to adults fo
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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... ...