Having worked in education reform for more than twenty years, I’ve often found myself in a familiar debate about public education: Is it a private good—for the benefit of the child being educated—or a public good—for the benefit of society? Of course, it’s both.
In a recent debate, Kansas City Mayor-elect Quinton Lucas addressed a proposal for a downtown stadium by stating, “We need a new downtown baseball stadium like I need a new Maserati.” Lucas understand
Following in Arizona’s footsteps, Pennsylvania enacted an occupational licensing reciprocity
Show-Me Institute analysts have been a bit of a broken record on the Loop Trolley.
Missourians have a new tool to track the state’s numerous special sales tax districts.
After a year of controversy and egregious accounting errors, the University City TIF plan has been approved.
Spend enough time in public schools today and you will undoubtedly hear someone mention “grit,” the “growth mindset,” or some other phrase now characterized as “social and emotional learning” (SEL).
There are a lot of policies that seem like a good idea, but aren’t. Busing low-income children of color to schools far away from their home in order to expose them to more middle-class white children is one such idea.