Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: High-Stakes Tests and Cheating in Atlanta

July 11, 2011

An investigative report from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s office charges 178 Atlanta Public Schools teachers and administrators with falsifying students’ state standardized tests.

Research & Commentary: Teacher Evaluations

July 1, 2011

Teachers receive job evaluations much like workers in other professions; except the “satisfactory” rates for teaching usually lie somewhere in the high 90th percentiles, according to an Education N

Research & Commentary: The Effect of Dodd-Frank

July 1, 2011

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, is a law with consequences for every part of the financial system.

Research & Commentary: Exchange Regulation and State Implementation

July 18, 2011

The massive and complex package of proposed health exchange rules released recently by the U.S.

Research & Commentary: Florida’s Online Travel Agent Tax

Marc Oestreich
July 15, 2011

Florida’s tourism industry brings in more than $60 billion each year and is the state’s most profitable industry.

Research & Commentary: State Prison Reforms

Elizabeth Henderson
July 1, 2011

Research & Commentary: Federal Earthquake Insurance Backstop

Matthew Glans
June 1, 2011

Legislation to create a new federal earthquake insurance backstop is currently being considered in Congress.

Research & Commentary: Protecting Privacy in Cloud Computing

July 1, 2011

The 25-five-year-old federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) doesn’t protect individuals’ data stored remotely in the Internet “cloud” (such as gmail, mobileme, and skydrive).

Research & Commentary: Standardized Loss Allocation System for Hurricane Claims and the COASTAL Act

Matthew Glans
June 28, 2011

The two major forces of a hurricane—wind and water—can do grave damage to homes.

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