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What PISA Tells Us About American Education Reform

December 06, 2013 J

By Casey Given On Monday, test scores for the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) were released to great disappointment by the American education community. Operated by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), PISA is an international standardized test taken every three years by a random selection of 510,000 15-year-olds to compare [...]

AFP Testifies on the Renewable Fuel Standard

December 05, 2013 J

AFP’s Federal Affairs Manager Christine Harbin Hanson will deliver the following testimony on the proposed 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program at a Public Hearing by the Environmental Protection Agency. Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

Removing the Cable Box Integration Ban Would Be a Win for Consumers

December 04, 2013 J

New technologies, like Hulu and Netflix, are changing the way people access video content. Thousands of hours of programming are available with a couple clicks of a mouse –providing alternatives to broadcast and cable. However, these new technologies are not hindered by the same unnecessary regulations like the integration ban. The integration ban is a costly regulation affecting set-top cable boxes adopted long before the age of online video. Times change and so does the relevance of regulations –the integration ban is no exception. The ban is an unnecessary burden in today’s modern era and should be removed.

Coalition to the House: Support the Innovation Act

December 04, 2013 J

Americans for Properity is happy to join a coalition of organizations in support of Representative Goodlatte’s Innovation Act, which is scheduled to be considered on the the House floor tomorrow. Led by the R Street Institute, today the Coalition sent the following letter to Capitol Hill: Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

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