Policy Briefs

How Teachers in Texas Would Benefit from Expanding School Choice

Joseph L. Bast, Herbert J. Walberg, Ph.D.
April 1, 2011

Teacher unions often lead the opposition to legislation that would expand the ability of parents to choose the schools – whether public or private – their children attend.

Budget Impact of the Texas Taxpayers’ Savings Grant Program

John Merrifield, Ph.D. and Joseph L. Bast
April 1, 2011

The Taxpayers’ Savings Grant Program (TSGP) is a very concise piece of legislation, apparently intended to address the state’s looming biannual budget deficit by reducing enrollment and associated

State Insurance Exchanges: The Case against Implementation

Benjamin Domenech
April 20, 2011

State policymakers face a complex task as they decide whether to implement President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Four Problems, Four Solutions: A Blueprint for Reforming Texas’s Insurance Environment

Eli Lehrer
March 9, 2011

This report reviews four major problems with Texas’s insurance environment and proposes four categories of action that elected leaders should take in order to remedy them.

Regulatory Issues Affecting Recycled Auto Parts

Alan B. Smith and Eli Lehrer
October 8, 2010

The Parent Trigger: A Model for Transforming Education

Joseph L. Bast, Bruno Behrend, Ben Boychuk, and Marc Oestreich
August 10, 2010

The Parent Trigger is an innovation in education reform recently passed into law in California.

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