Research and Commentary: Blaine Amendments
Thirty-eight states have Blaine Amendments to their constitutions, which prohibit public dollars from supporting religious private schools.
Research & Commentary: Standardized Loss Allocation System for Hurricane Claims and the COASTAL Act
The two major forces of a hurricane—wind and water—can do grave damage to homes.
Research & Commentary: Use of Gender in Auto Insurance Scoring
Some stereotypes about groups are pure calumny, others have a small grain of truth, and some are absolutely, 100 percent true.
Research & Commentary: National ‘Common Core’ Curriculum Standards
The Common Core State Standards Initiative, supported and created by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers, sets grade-by-grade content requirements for K–12
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) of Natural Gas
Research & Commentary: National and State Standardized Tests
As Congress gears up to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the largest federal law on education, and various school districts display the fruits of the act’s mandated testing, experts have begun to
Research & Commentary: Early Learning Challenge
Under the federal government’s "Early Learning Challenge" for state early education and childcare programs, states will offer a proposal, then follow through if they win a grant.
Research & Commentary: Weight-Based Smokeless Tobacco Taxes in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is considering a revenue neutral tax proposal that would change the tax structure for smokeless tobacco from an ad valorem tax to a weight-based tax.
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Fees
Research & Commentary: Contracting Out Prison Services
The cost of incarceration, rehabilitation, and security in state, local, and federal prisons has become a serious budget problem.
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