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Strong Evidence Meets Local Control

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 02.25.2017 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

At the political level, the burgeoning evidence movement in education is running smack dab into a growing focus on state and local control of educatio...

Investing in Innovation: Informing Local Control

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The new Congress is working on alternative versions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Republican proposals have a strong emphasis on getting the federal government out of what they believe should be local decisions. Unfortunately, the Republican bill in the House of Representatives takes out a critical support for local control: Investing in Innovation (i3).

"Cupcake Amnesty:" Childhood Obesity and the Political Divide

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

No cupcake-related "rules or guidelines" were in fact "abolished" by the Texas Department of Agriculture, which oversees our state's child nutrition programs, but Miller likely cares little about the specifics.

Local Control of Gun Control

Joanne Wallenstein | Posted 03.10.2013 | New York
Joanne Wallenstein

Even though the Newtown shootings ignited a passion for stricter gun control, from everything I see and hear it's going to be very difficult to pass meaningful legislation to prevent another tragedy.

Tea Partiers and Teachers Unions Could Unite to Defend Local Control in Louisiana

Fred Bauer | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Fred Bauer

In the days ahead, perhaps Louisiana will witness the unlikeliest of odd couples: teachers unions and Tea Partiers coming together to defend the tradition of local governance.

Dealing With Disingenuous Teachers Unions: There are No Shortcuts

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

If we want to win the fight for the more immediate future, we're going to need to take on the unions directly, and take over the school boards.

Shades of Brown: Cities and the Governor's Pension Reforms (Part 2)

John Mirisch | Posted 01.09.2012 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

Without serious pension reform, kiss new taxes or tax extensions goodbye, no matter how much money special interest groups or unions spend trying to sell us the latest bill of goods.

Shades of Brown: Cities and the Governor's Pension Reforms (Part 1)

John Mirisch | Posted 01.08.2012 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

Even though there are those who would make it political, the subject of pension reform for government employees in California is not really a political issue: it's a mathematical issue.

Margaret Spellings: Federal v. Local Control In Education

Margaret Spellings | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

We do need to be clear about the appropriate role of the federal government in education. A lot of hard earned taxpayer dollars are at stake so it's important to get it right

The Problem With Schools

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

There's never enough money for education.

The Westside Subway: Welcome Back, Epstein

John Mirisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The Constellation station that Epstein is so fervently in favor of is exactly one block from the Santa Monica station that had been planned by Metro for the better part of a decade.

Half a Billion Eggs, DeCoster, Factory Farms and Consolidation: The View From Iowa

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Murphy

As massive food safety outbreaks become more common, everyday Americans are starting to take a closer look at what they eat and how it's made.