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Brian Backstrom: New Report Grades State Tax-Credit Scholarships

SRN PODCAST - Of the 14 states that have tax-credit scholarship school choice, only two receive an A grade from the Center for Education Reform's new report. Credit-funded scholarships help kids attend private schools using tax-deductible private donations from businesses and individuals. Report author Brian Backstrom joins the podcast to discuss his analysis, why tax-credit scholarships are the most popular form of private school choice, and the top three ways states can improve their school choice laws. He also counters two criticisms of the scholarships: That they don't offer enough choice to enough families fast enough, and that their scholarship amounts aren't big enough to jump-start new, innovative schools.

Bret Swanson: Uber

ITTN PODCAST - Bret Swanson, president of Entropy Economics LLC, discusses uber, with Heartland's Jim Lakely.

Isaac Orr: EPA Regulations and Hospitals

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses the link between EPA Regulations and Hospital care.

Joy Pullmann: Having The Feds Rate Colleges Will Hurt Everyone

SRN PODCAST - Joy Pullmann joins Radio Free Russia to discuss President Obama's plan to rate colleges according to federal criteria. Joy explains why this is yet another government intervention aiming to fix the problems government intervention causes, and why this rating system will only make college more expensive and out of reach for more U.S. students.

Jon Lieber: Regulations a Bigger Problem Than Taxes to Small Businesses

BTN PODCAST - Thumbtack.com surveyed nearly 13,000 small business operators to determine which states and localities have the friendliest business policies. In the process the company learned that small business operators are much more bothered by regulations than by taxes. Thumbtack's chief economist, Jon Lieber, joins us to discuss the report.

Joy Pullmann: Continuing Problems in the Common Core

SRN PODCAST - Research Fellow Joy Pullmann appeared on “The Take with Charles Butler” radio show. Pullmann discussed the continuing problems in the Common Core.
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