Heartland Institute

Research & Commentary: Florida Parent Trigger

February 20, 2012

Florida legislators have proposed an education reform that is garnering significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization

February 14, 2012

Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been a political football in recent years, with Congress unwilling to commit to reform.

Research & Commentary: Digital Textbooks

February 13, 2012

The Obama administration has announced it wants every child in the nation to have an e-textbook by 2017.

Research & Commentary: Louisiana Education Reforms

February 13, 2012

In January 2012, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) proposed policies that would shift the state’s education system toward greater accountability, freedom, and choice.

Research & Commentary: Tobacco Harm Reduction

February 2, 2012

Nearly 50 million American adults—more than a fifth of the nation’s adult population—smoke cigarettes.

Texas’s Margins Tax: Principles for Reform

February 1, 2012

Texas’s franchise tax—better known as the “margins tax”—does not work as advertised. The tax has not achieved any of the goals its creators set out for it.

Research & Commentary: Civic Education

January 31, 2012

Often lost in the attention rightly paid to students’ poor achievement in math and reading is that civic knowledge and participation have been sliding for decades in the United States.

Research & Commentary: School Funding that Follows the Child

January 31, 2012

The idea of education funding following the child has several names, such as weighted student funding, backpack funding, fair-student funding, student-based budgeting, and results-based budgeting.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

John Monaghan
January 31, 2012

On Wednesday, Ohio Senate Bill 216 will be up for consideration in the Senate Energy & Public Utilities committee.

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