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Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

On June 2, 2014, EPA proposed a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change. EPA’s proposal builds on those actions and is flexible – reflecting that different states have a different mix of sources and [...]



July 03, 2014 J

For years the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been issuing onerous rules applying to the use of fossil fuels that has caused increases in energy prices and contributed to the economic malaise that has befallen the country since the end of the last recession in 2009. The latest assault occurred June 2, 2014 with the [...]

The School Choice Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America’s Public Schools – By Benjamin Scafidi

July 03, 2014 J

Read full report HERE Get an interactive chart with state-by-state breakdowns from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice HERE America’s K-12 public education system has experienced tremendous historical growth in employment, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Between fiscal year (FY) 1950 and FY 2009, the number of K-12 [...]

More Than Scores: An Analysis of Why & How Parents Choose Private Schools – By Benjamin Scafidi & Jim Kelly

July 03, 2014 J

Read report HERE. This report uses the results of a survey administered to Georgia parents of K–12 private school scholarship recipients to address three questions: In choosing the private school education best suited for the overall needs of their children, do parents primarily focus on the results from standardized tests administered to students attending the [...]

Good Intentions But Still Tyranny – By Jim Clarkson

July 01, 2014 J

We don’t worry too much about the technical problems of wind and solar power or the risk problem with nuclear plants. These are things the market will work out if the natural market is allowed to operate. Let the best technology prevail without political favoritism! It is the distorting effects of subsidies, tax breaks, limitations [...]