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  • New Hampshire Senate Approves Local Choice Plan

    Published May 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    With all Republicans and one Democrat voting Yes, the New Hampshire State Senate approved Senator James M. Rubens' parental choice and tuition reimbursement bill by a 16-8 vote on April 2.
  • New Study Supports Oft-Criticized Mining Law

    Published May 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Critics of the 1872 Mining Law, which governs metal mining on federal lands, are wrong when they contend it is an environmentally destructive giveaway to corporate mining interests.
  • Regulation Plagued by Unintended Consequences

    Published May 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    The Committee on Economic Development’s Modernizing Government Regulation report identifies a host of unintended consequences that result from the regulatory system’s disregard of sound science, cost-benefit comparisons, and, in some cases, common
  • Regulations Cost Families 20 Percent of Income

    Published May 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    As Congress continues to ponder the fate of regulatory reform legislation, a new study shows how federal mandates are eating away at family incomes.
  • Texas Gets First District-Wide Voucher Program

    Published May 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    For the first time ever, thousands of students in an entire Texas school district will be able to exercise school choice through a new, privately funded, voucher program.
  • The Future of Environmental Policy: Free Market Environmentalism: an exclusive interview with Fred L. Smith Jr.

    Published May 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Fred L. Smith Jr. is the president and founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a public interest group active in a wide range of economic and environmental public policy issues.
  • Beyond Affirmative Action

    Published April 24, 1998
    Opinion -
    The angry affirmative-action dispute between the U.S.
  • Governors Call for Reform

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    At its annual winter meeting in Washington, the National Governors’ Association (NGA) on February 22 overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging Congress “to immediately pass regulatory reform legislation that would require federal regulatory agencies
  • Concern Grows Over EPA’s Handling of Sludge

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Regulations frequently have unintended consequences, and EPA’s little-noticed Sludge 503 Rule may soon come back to haunt the agency.
  • Abysmal Performance Plagues DC Schools

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Despite per-pupil spending levels that are among the highest in the nation, 1996-97 achievement scores released last December show that students in the District of Columbia’s public schools continue to perform at abysmally low levels in math and
  • DC Board Oversteps Authority on Schools

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    When Congress appointed a financial control board to assume responsibility for the District of Columbia’s municipal government in 1995, the board was granted “extraordinary” powers to address the city’s near financial collapse.
  • Future of School Choice Visible in Michigan

    Published April 1, 1998
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    In a notable February 3 editorial, The Detroit News urged policy-makers and politicians to recognize that “the tide has shifted” in the school choice movement and that it no longer consists of “academics and think tank executives discussing scholarly
  • 04/1998 School Choice Roundup

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Alabama * California * Illinois * Indiana * Massachusetts New York * Ohio * Texas * Wisconsin ALABAMA Working for the Government Charged Three Alabama citizens filed suit on January 20 against 21 state legislators, accusing them of violating
  • States Should Take Lead on Environmental Enforcement, Industry Group Says

    Published April 1, 1998
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    Adding its voice to the growing chorus calling for devolution of environmental decision-making from Washington to state and local governments, an industry group has recommended giving states the lead role in enforcing the nation’s environmental
  • Earth Day Events Show New Side of Environmental Movement

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    As they have done each year on April 22 since 1970, environmentalists across the nation will celebrate Earth Day by staging events aimed at raising public awareness of environmental issues.
  • The Detroit Partnership for Parental Choice

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    The Detroit Partnership for Parental Choice hosted the January 31 “Choosing Our Future” conference at Detroit's Cobo Hall.
  • Former Congressman Urges Pastors to Support Choice

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Saying that Texas can lead the way in school choice, the Rev.
  • Rebuilding from the Roots

    Published April 1, 1998
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    The Educational Freedom Foundation’s fundraising efforts have begun to bear fruit with several significant contributions, according to EFF chairman Herman L. Kriegshauser and president Martin L. Duggan.
  • Bilingual Ed Beneficial in Early Grades

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Students with Limited-English Proficiency who are taught using at least some of their native language perform significantly better on English-language standardized tests than similar children taught in English-only programs, according to a new study
  • Family Owes $35,000 for Attending Wrong NJ School

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    An immigrant family from Afghanistan found that America's promise of a free public education for their children was a false one when an administrative judge ruled that they owed New Jersey's Belleville school district $35,466 for inadvertently living
  • NY Schools Fail Racial, Ethnic Minorities

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    A new study calls for more parental choice in schooling to address a widening and persistently large “literacy gap” that divides two “separate and unequal school systems” in New York state--a largely successful one serving mostly white pupils and
  • Improving Math Education

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Responding to the recently released Third International Mathematics and Science Study, U.S.
  • Tired of Illiteracy, States Prescribe Phonics

    Published April 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Although a panel of national experts on reading recently called for "an end to the reading wars," their plea for a cease-fire came too late for many lawmakers, who had already concluded that the battle was over, with phonics triumphant and whole
  • U.S. Twelfth-Graders Flunk International Math and Science Test

    Published April 1, 1998
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    While the accumulation of gold, silver, and bronze medals at the February Winter Olympic Games showed that U.S.