Friday Facts: May 31, 2013

Just about any way you measure it, extreme weather events are becoming quite rare.

Michael Horn Keynotes June 6 Event, ‘Customize The Class’

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 21, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org  Education Innovator Michael Horn Keynotes June 6 Foundation Event Atlanta – When is disrupting class a good idea? When you’re trying to disrupt the current factory-based education system to transform learning into a student-centric approach where all students can achieve their full potential. Michael B. Horn, co-founder and executive director of the education practice of the Clayton Christensen Institute, knows just how to do that. Horn will keynote, “Customize The Class,” a Georgia Public Policy … Continue Reading →

3 Upcoming Foundation Events Focus on Education

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 16, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org  Education, Education, Education: 3 Upcoming Foundation Events! Atlanta – The world is changing fast, but we seem to be standing still when it comes to educating our children. How do we personalize the learning experience? How do we enhance academic performance? Is the solution more money, more teachers or smaller class sizes? Will technology replace the teacher? The questions are numerous. To help answer them, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has scheduled a trifecta of … Continue Reading →

Georgia: Lacking Courage for Education Reform Leadership

By Al Meyers This week, Georgia again failed to act in the best interests of its youngest citizens and you should be outraged.  Instead of seeing the “big picture” of what the Constitutional Amendment debate is all about, our legislators decided to make “charter schools” the focus. I do not support the philosophy of every charter school in Georgia. Some are too focused on test scores, with an “ends justify the means” mentality. Education is about “learning how to learn,” not learning how to pass a test. In the real … Continue Reading →

What Should You Pay for Your Dog’s Knee Transplant?

What should you expect to pay for your dog’s knee replacement?  Should what you pay for your dog to have his knees fixed bear any relationship to fixing your own knees?   What determines the cost for knee replacements, whether the surgery is done here or overseas? Writing this week on his national Health Care Policy blog, economist John Goodman asked, “Why is the price of a knee replacement for a dog — involving the same technology and the same medical skills that are needed for humans — less than 1/6th … Continue Reading →