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Dispute Rising Over Credit Union Tax Exemption
Keith Leggett doesn’t dispute credit unions should be allowed tax-exempt status to serve people of modest means.
Dr. Chad Mathis: Obamacare and His Run for Congress
Dr. Chad Mathis to discusses his job as a surgeon, how Obamacare will impact the medical profession and his run for Congress in Alabama.
Antarctic Ice Extent Resembling Hockey Stick
Antarctic polar ice extent charts are increasingly looking like global warming alarmist Michael Mann’s discredited hockey stick temperature graph.
Issue #400: If You Like Your Drugs, Can You Keep Them?
One of the major sources of concern for those within Obamacare’s new exchange plans is a simple, problematic question: If you like your prescription drugs, can you keep them?
Legal Nonprofit to Fight Federal Grab at Louisiana Vouchers
The Goldwater Institute has appealed a court ruling that would let the federal government regulate a
Tallahassee Taxpayers Get Little Back from Red-Light Cameras
Red-light cameras are supposed to make dangerous intersections safer. But at what cost?
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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... ...