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James Shuls, Ph.D., on Teacher Tenure Reform Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. and Kacie Barnes   
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls, Ph.D., talks about his new essay, The Power to Lead, on teacher tenure reform.

 
James Shuls, Ph.D, on Redefining Public Education Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Monday, August 12, 2013

Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls, Ph.D., talked about redefining public education at our Milton Friedman Policy Breakfast in July.

 
 
Show-Me Minute: Border War Print E-mail
Monday, August 05, 2013

The Show-Me Minute is a short radio advertisement to inform listeners about the work of the Show-Me Institute in a particular policy area. In this Show-Me Minute which first aired on KWTO 560AM in Springfield, MO, we discuss the efforts of Kansas and Missouri to lower taxes to encourage economic growth.

 
Entrepreneur vs. Government: Fashion Trucks Print E-mail
By Kacie Barnes   
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Emily Ponath wants to bring high fashion to office workers on their lunch breaks in downtown St. Louis, but city regulations stand in the way.

 
Show-Me Minute: Tax Credits Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Show-Me Minute is a short radio advertisement to inform listeners about the work of the Show-Me Institute in a particular policy area. In this Show-Me Minute which first aired on KWTO 560AM in Springfield, MO, we discuss tax credits.

 
The Tax Subsidy That Wasn't Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Sunday, July 21, 2013

The tax subsidy that wasn't: Olivette demonstrated that you don't need corporate welfare for economic growth.

 
Dr. James Shuls on Missouri Viewpoints with Mike Ferguson Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst Dr. James Shuls joins Mike Ferguson's Missouri Viewpoints to talk about Common Core.

 
Sen. Lamping and Rep. Curtman Review the Legislative Session Print E-mail
Friday, June 07, 2013

Missouri State Senator John Lamping and State Representative Paul Curtman review the recently completed legislative session at the Show-Me Institute's June Policy Breakfast.

 
Michelle Rhee: Radical: Fighting to put Students First Print E-mail
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Educator Michelle Rhee joined Crosby Kemper III for a public conversation about her new book Radical: Fighting to Put Students First and explained her ideas for improving public education by ensuring that laws, leaders, and politics are making students - not adults - their top priority.

 
What's the Good News About the Economy? Print E-mail
By Mark Perry   
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dr. Mark Perry of the American Enterprise Institute spoke with SMI communications director Rick Edlund about why he's optimistic about the U.S. economy. The country is full, he says, of the energy of ideas, and it's starting to pay off.

 
All This for 20 People? And You Paid for It! Print E-mail
By Kacie Galbraith   
Monday, April 22, 2013

It cost taxpayers $ 15 million to build the Brentwood Boulevard shopping and apartment complex near the Richmond Heights Metrolink station. Government planners thought it would encourage transit use, but has it succeeded?

 
Myths About Inequality Print E-mail
By Lee Ohanian   
Monday, April 22, 2013

Recently, and especially leading up to the 2012 Pesidential Election, there has been much talk about inequality of both wealth and tax burden among the American people. In a talk at Saint Louis University, UCLA Economics Professor Lee Ohanian dispelled some of the popular but mistaken ideas about the relative income growth of rich and poor, the tax burdens each group bears, and how best to restore prosperity for every American.

 
Public Dollars, Private Schools Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Thursday, April 18, 2013

In this Columbia, MO Forum, Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls spoke to an enthusiastic crowd about what private funding of public schools really looks like.
"Isn't that just a voucher?"
"No," says Shuls, as he describes the three basic types of publicly-funded private schooling.
This talk was reprised the following morning at the Show-Me Institute's office in Saint Louis.

 
Fumbling Away Your Money? Print E-mail
By Michael Rathbone   
Friday, March 08, 2013

Are the Rams on their way out of St. Louis? A recent decision by arbitrators could have a serious impact on whether the Rams stay or go. Show-Me Institute Policy Researcher Michael Rathbone explains what this decision means not only for the Rams, but for taxpayers as well.

 
Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying: Government Lobbying Government Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Most lobbyists who vie for tax dollars are privately funded. But some public entities — cities, public employee groups and others — hire lobbyists using taxpayer dollars, in order to lobby higher levels of government for even more tax dollars. Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst David Stokes discusses the concept briefly in this video, and at length in a recent paper.

 
Three Ways Bad Public Policy Hurts Missouri Print E-mail
By Patrick Ishmael and David Stokes   
Monday, February 18, 2013

In this February 2013 Show-Me Forum, Policy Analysts David Stokes and Patrick Ishmael detail some of the specific bad public policies that are hurting Missouri. Of particular focus are corporate handouts in the form of development tax incentives, governments lobbying other governments for a larger share of taxpayer money, and Enterprise Zones (plus EEZs). Like all the Show-Me Forums, this event was held in Columbia. On the following day, Stokes and Ishmael reprised this presentation for an audience in the Show-Me Institute's office in the Central West End of Saint Louis.

 
Changing Children's Lives: A Rally for School Choice Print E-mail
By Kacie Galbraith   
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Crowds of parents and students rallied at Union Station in Kansas City to celebrate school choice, as part of the National School Choice Week Whistle Stop Train Tour. Students sang, danced, and cheered as speakers drove home the message that students are all different — but they share one thing in common. They all deserve a quality education.

 
James V. Shuls Discusses Education Reform on Missouri Viewpoints Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Funding for K-12 public education is an important issue, especially now. The state’s school funding formula is underfunded and federal support for education is likely to decline in the next year. Show-Me Institute education policy analyst, James V. Shuls, discusses this topic on Missouri Viewpoints with Mike Ferguson. So what is the answer to Missouri’s education funding problems? According to Shuls, “The answer can’t always be more.” Rather, the state and school districts need to begin to rethink how we deliver education.

 
Tax Subsidies For The Wealthy Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tax Increment Financing is one of the most common forms of local government corporate welfare. Here in Saint Louis, developers are attempting to use it in one of the most vibrant and economically healthy neighborhoods. A new high-rise apartment and Whole Foods grocery would be wonderful, but it should not involve taxpayer subsidy.

 
Checking the Books: Safeguarding Missouri's Money Print E-mail
By Tom Schweich   
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

On December 6, Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich stopped by the Show-Me Institute's office in the Central West End of Saint Louis to discuss his work and his office for a packed-house crowd. Among the topics Schweich discussed: how his office has saved taxpayer money, and how much; the state auditor's office's new rapid response team; Auditor Schweich's personal bio and how he came from practicing law, to international law enforcement, to returning to Missouri to become State Auditor; and Auditor Schweich's favorite part of his current position — helping small towns throughout the state find their financial footing.

 
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