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Matthew Chingos: Study Shows New Teacher Evaluations Are Biased

SRN PODCAST - To get federal money, the majority of states have passed laws requiring teacher evaluations to rest partly on student test scores. The push started back in 2010, but many states are just putting these evaluation systems into place. How effective are they?Joining the podcast to discuss a report he coauthored on this very subject is Matthew Chingos, a fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Isaac Orr: Industry vs. Tourism

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses the industry verses tourism debate, and its effect on the environment.

Lee McGrath: Left, Right Come Together Against Civil Forfeiture

LAW PODCAST - Imagine police seize your money, your car, even your house. Imagine this happens without you being convicted of a crime or even charged with one. Imagine being told you must sue to get your property back and prove you did nothing wrong while the government must prove . . . nothing. This happens thousands of times a year in states across the country. But it will soon happen less often in Minnesota. Lee McGrath of the Minnesota chapter of the Institute for Justice joins us to describe a successful bipartisan effort to reduce civil forfeiture abuse.

Joy Pullmann: The Nation's 'Most Interesting' School District?

SRN PODCAST - Joy Pullmann was recently a guest on the Amy Oliver Show, out of Colorado, with guest host Ben DeGrow. They discussed recent innovations in the education movement.

Matt Kibbe - Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff

FIRE PODCAST - President and CEO of FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe discusses his new book "Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto."

Sarah Curry: Dangerous Precedent In Occupancy Tax Request

BTN PODCAST - Haywood County, N.C., is symptomatic of something counties and localities around the country have been doing: imposing taxes on tourists in the often misguided belief they can do so without harming tourism or existing businesses. In Haywood County's case, the use of additional tax dollars from a requested 50 percent increase in its occupancy tax rate would set a bad precedent that could spread to other locations, says Sarah Curry of the John Locke Foundation.
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