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The Columbia County News-Times of Sunday, September 16, published a letter to the editor from Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd in response to the publisher’s column on charter schools:

The Columbia County News-Times of Sunday, September 16, published a letter to the editor from Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd in response to the publisher’s column on charter schools.

Caps on Damages Won’t Reduce Defensive Medicine

Comprehensive medical malpractice reform could benefit consumers and taxpayers more than health care reform.

National PTA Supports Georgia Charter Policy

The National Parent Teacher Association has revamped its policy to make it clear that it supports giving entities other than local school boards the right to approve charter schools.

Facts on Energy

The Institute of Energy Research recently published Hard Facts, an energy primer that seeks to correct myths that shroud current debate surrounding energy.

Charter Schools Turning Around Public Education in Washington DC

The Washington Post reports that charter schools in the nation’s capital are being treated poorly despite their popularity and track recored of student achievement.

Foundation Unveils Its New Web Site

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Bank fees are on the rise

As the saying goes, there is no such thing as a free lunch. As we predicted in “How Dodd-Frank Price Controls Poach Peach State Prosperity,” the federal price controls enacted by Congress are having unintended consequences. CNN reports that “Checking accounts have been getting more expensive, as banks hike monthly costs, ATM charges and overdraft fees, according to a survey of more than 100 banks released Monday by bank comparison website MoneyRates.com. … These rising fees come as banks continue to look for ways to recoup revenue lost under the Durbin … Continue Reading →