An Analysis of the Fiscal and Economic Impact of Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit

Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense (QEE) Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows individual and corporate taxpayers to receive a Georgia income tax credit for donating to nonprofit, tax exempt student scholarship organizations (SSOs). SSOs use these funds to provide scholarships to pre-K through 12th grade Georgia students, where these scholarships offset the cost of attending independent (private) schools.

Perfect Storm: COVID World Meets Hybrid Homeschools

Eric Wearne’s latest book offers a fascinating insight into a form of schooling developing in communities throughout the United States and gaining momentum in an unexpected period of educational uncertainty. 

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.

Pandemic Pods, Parents’ Response to Fickle Schools

With more school districts around the country announcing classes either of full-time remote learning or hybrid learning where children spend up to a week at home at a time, increasing numbers of parents are taking matters into their own hands.

Georgia’s Election Mess

Why was Georgia's ballot count such a mess?

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.

Policies and Politics in the Climate Change Dispute

The remnants of Hurricane Zeta arrived in Georgia Thursday. The Category 2 hurricane, the fifth named storm to slam into Louisiana this year, had lost much of its punch by the time it reached Georgia, but still left almost a million Georgia homes without power.

Personalized Health Insurance, Ready to Roll Out Today

Neither politicians nor insurance industry leaders are discussing a risk segmentation approach. Why? Because it upsets the status quo.

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.

For Millions, Healthcare Waivers Offer Hope

Georgians received a dose of good news Thursday, as Gov. Brian Kemp announced federal approval of his plans to increase healthcare access and affordability.

The Children Left Behind

As testing is cast by the wayside, American Enterprise Institute's Katharine Stevens’ latest work raises more concerns about our children’s future.

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.

Guide to The Issues 2020 Offers Innovation for Georgia

Proposing market-based solutions to the state’s issues is always integral to the Foundation’s mission; given the lasting effects of the pandemic, it has become even more essential.
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Parents, the Pandemic and School Choice

It’s frustrating how little “public” is in Georgia public schools these days. Transparency is lacking, accountability is fading and students are struggling, academically, socially and emotionally.

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.
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The Labyrinth of Housing Affordability

Opportunities exist for philanthropic partnerships with government and private-sector programs that facilitate homeownership.

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.

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.
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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.

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.