Tests are Crucial to Measure Students’ Learning

Students need to learn, and teachers need to know if students are learning. How do we know if that’s happening? By giving tests.
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This Labor Day, A Tribute to Work

The problem of joblessness – whether by design or circumstance – is not just about the money, despite the mindset of those who game the system. It’s also about the role model that a gainfully employed person represents.

Reason Foundation

Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets and the rule of law.

Contracting Out Transit Can Drive Quality, Cost Improvements

The large, blank checks often given to mass transit agencies do not create effective transit networks for the people most in need of transit services.

Arresting Law Enforcement Abuses Begins with Police Unions

By Noelle Du Bois 

“If he is faithful to his union, he may have to be unfaithful to the public.” –  President Franklin Roosevelt

The death of George Floyd ignited outrage across America once video emerged of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin…

Governor’s Road Improvement Program (GRIP)

The Governor’s Road Improvement Program (GRIP) is a system of economic development highways that, when complete, will connect 95 percent of Georgia cities with populations of 2,500 or more to the Interstate Highway System.

Education Options Offer Hope to Struggling Students

For parents striving for a quality education for their children, it is maddening to see their children not getting the education they deserve.

Ingenuity, Innovation Illuminate Georgia’s Back-to-School Path

Despite the choices available to many, ultimately, the vast majority of Georgia’s families are waiting for their children to return to local public schools and brick-and-mortar classrooms.

Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles (GARVEEs)

In the broadest sense, a GARVEE is a type of anticipation vehicle, which are securities (debt instruments) issued when moneys are anticipated from a specific source to advance the upfront funding of a particular need.

Landmark Montana Case Advances Education Options

There are now two ways of defeating legal challenges to Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) programs whose beneficiaries include students attending religious schools.
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Education Options are Varied and Available

How do you ensure every child thrives and succeeds – academically, socially and emotionally – without endangering students or staff as health officials tackle the public health crisis?

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

FTA provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems, including buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, trolleys and ferries. FTA also oversees safety measures and helps develop next-generation technology research.

Gwinnett’s Billion-Dollar Transit Boondoggle

The plan to extend MARTA into Gwinnett and build a new station at Jimmy Carter Boulevard does nothing to address travel between cities in Gwinnett or to adjacent counties other than Fulton and DeKalb.

When Will the Legislature Break Up with Tax Breaks?

To be fair, some tax subsidies can be justified. But if taxes are higher than they would otherwise be, that leaves less income available for people to spend on other activities that also create jobs.

U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics

BTS is the preeminent source of statistics on commercial aviation, multimodal freight activity, and transportation economics, and provides context to decision makers and the public for understanding statistics on transportation.

Legislature Acts to Increase Transparency in Drug Pricing

Due to their sheer size and central role in the supply chain, pharmacy benefit managers are responsible not only for the price of the drugs that health plan participants receive, but often which drugs they get.

Foundation Adapts, With 2020’s Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Zoom

Instead of surrendering to COVID-19, the 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum will adapt: It will be hosted on Zoom as a series of FREE weekly webinar beginning July 15, 2020, with the opening keynote by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

U.S. DOT Highway Statistics

The Highway Statistics Series consists of annual reports containing analyzed statistical information on motor fuel, motor vehicle registrations, driver licenses, highway user taxation, highway mileage, travel and highway finance.

GEFA: A Growing Obstacle to Private Efficiency

The original goal was for GEFA to be the lender of last resort for local governments with less than perfect credit ratings and lack of access to the private financial markets. Since its inception, however, GEFA rapidly surpassed its original mission.

Reforming Policing While Preserving Law Enforcement

There are good policies worth pursuing that will enhance accountability for law enforcement and judicial systems while respecting the difficult nature of the work required of these positions.