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Preexisting Condition Troubles Illustrate ObamaCare’s Flaws
An early ObamaCare health insurance program that has been operating for nearly three years is foreshadowing big problems to come with the larger health overhaul law.
Kansas Town, Chinese Investors Feel Duped by Ethanol Plant Deal
In 2007, the 6,000 residents of Ulysses, Kan., were given big promises and high hopes with the proposal of a second major ethanol processing plant.
Obama’s New Minimum Wage, Insurance Mandates Will Create Labor Market Tsunami
By John C. Goodman
Are Pearson-Taught Students Getting an Unfair Testing Advantage?
The largest education company in the world put reading passages from its new Common Core-aligned curriculum into sixth- and eighth-grade tests it administered in New York, prompting concerns that s
IRS Scandal Brings Calls for Heads to Roll, Obamacare to be Delayed
The scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service that exploded into the headlines in mid-May is still being investigated, but the implications already appear wide, perhaps even to the point of de
Richard Innes: Schools, Data-Mining, and Invasions of Privacy
Are schools collecting too much personal information about kids?
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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 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... ...