Tag: 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

Kids Are Not the Priority for Chicago Teachers Union

(Editor’s Note: Illinois Policy Institute President John Tillman published this article just as Chicago Public School system teachers prepared to strike this week.  Tillman is the Opening Speaker at 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Friday, September 21 at the W Hotel in Atlanta.) By John Tillman John Tillman, President, Illinois Policy Institute Now that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has announced that CTU will strike Monday morning, it is very clear: Children are not the top priority for teachers who belong to the Chicago Teachers Union. The two things that matter most to these teachers are money and avoiding accountability for poor performance. Lewis and the CTU waited hours to announce the teacher walkout so they could hold… View Article

On Health Care, Clinton Skirts The Facts

(Editor’s Note: Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court health care law decision impact at the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Friday, September 21 at the W Hotel in midtown Atlanta.)  By Grace-Marie Turner Former president Bill Clinton did a deep dive into policy last night during his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention, but he plays fast and loose with crucial facts on health care. Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute A few highlights: First, both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan attacked the president for allegedly “robbing Medicare” of $716 billion… But it’s not true…There were no cuts to benefits at all, none. The key dodge is “no cuts to benefits.” It’s true there… View Article

Brooke Rollins: Profile of a Texas Freedom Fighter

(Editor’s Note:  This profile of Texas Public Policy Foundation President Brooke Rollins is republished with permission from the Independent Women’s Forum.  Rollins will discuss the Texas free market economy at the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Friday September 21.) By Susanna Dokupil Brooke Rollins is a Texas freedom fighter.  Just as the embattled Texans at the Alamo answered demands for surrender with a cannon shot, Brooke Rollins refuses to surrender any free-market territory to the inexorable growth of government. Brooke Rollins, President and CEO, Texas Public Policy Foundation Rollins has been CEO and President of Texas Public Policy Foundation for a decade. She transformed a tiny, struggling organization into a nationally recognized state-policy think tank with “30-plus employees, two million… View Article

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