Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Teacher Evaluations

July 28, 2011

Taxpayers and state governments are increasingly acting on the principle that teachers should receive evaluations of their work, to measure their effectiveness and ensure better education for stude

Research & Commentary: Keystone XL Pipeline

July 26, 2011

The Keystone XL Project is an approximately 1,661-mile pipeline expansion project that will transport crude oil from Canadian oil sands to U.S. refining markets.

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: 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: State Prison Reforms

Elizabeth Henderson
July 1, 2011

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: 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: 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).