This week, my colleague Susan Pendergrass and I had the opportunity to sit down for a podcast with Stuart Butler, Senior Fellow of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and a former researcher with the Heritage Foundation.
When it was clear last spring that schools would not be reopening for the remainder of the school year, schools started to sort through logistics, like grading. Would students be receiving grades for work done remotely? What, if any, penalties would there be for not completing remote learning?
Back in December 2018, the Show-Me Institute published TIF-for-Tat: The Relationship Between Political Contributions and Tax-increment Financing Awards.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, everyone was sent home—everyone except essential workers. Health care workers continued to take care of patients. Police and firefighters continued to patrol streets and fight fires. Grocery store workers continued to stock shelves.
I grew up with a mom who was a true lioness. She would march up to the school and advocate for my brothers and me. I am forever grateful that she stood up for us and helped us thrive academically. I am determined to do the same thing for my children, but I am flying blind.
Given the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming school year, tens of thousands of families around the country are considering homeschooling for the upcoming year.
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen just passed a bill that could have serious negative effects on St. Louis City consumers.
There is a danger in looking at life through only an equity lens. Kurt Vonnegut shows this exceptionally well in his grim short story Harrison Bergeron. Set in a dystopian future where everyone must be made equal, poor Harrison Bergeron is exceptional.