Charter schools are booming where they were born
John Bicknell | March 02, 2017
Enrollment at Minnesota charter schools rose 36 percent over the past five years.
Is Minnesota getting back in the education reform game?
John Bicknell | February 14, 2017
Minnesota, once a national leader in school choice and the first state to have charter schools, may be ready to jump back into the reform movement. “Proposals are advancing in the state House and Senate to make tax credits available to parents for private-school tuition and to individuals and corporations who donate to foundations to […]
This map shows how far-reaching — and debt-ridden — government broadband has grown
This map shows how far-reaching — and debt-ridden — government broadband has grown
Johnny Kampis | February 07, 2017
  The Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation has launched a website where users can view the litany of municipal broadband projects saddled with millions in debt. The map shows more than 200 projects funded by taxpayers, many of them deep in financial arrears and several more that failed, either sold off for deep discounts to private […]
Minnesota fumbles firing of football coach who stood up for players’ due process rights
Minnesota fumbles firing of football coach who stood up for players’ due process rights
Ashe Schow | January 05, 2017
University of Minnesota sends a strong message that it won't tolerate those who stand up for politically incorrect causes.
University of Minnesota football players reverse course, end boycott
University of Minnesota football players reverse course, end boycott
Ashe Schow | December 19, 2016
University of Minnesota football players have ended their boycott and will participate in the upcoming Holiday Bowl.
Minnesota football players boycott practice, threaten bowl game over lack of due process
Minnesota football players boycott practice, threaten bowl game over lack of due process
Ashe Schow | December 16, 2016
Students at the University of Minnesota are standing up for due process in a big way.
Arizona lawmakers ponder dental therapy to address shortage
Arizona lawmakers ponder dental therapy to address shortage
Kathy Hoekstra | December 15, 2016
Hospital emergency rooms are normally a repository for broken bones, accident traumas and sudden or severe medical complications. In Arizona, ERs were also the go-to treatment option for more than 45,000 people with dental problems from 2010 to 2015. The state’s Medicaid program picked up the tab for 41 percent of these cases — nearly […]
Virginia Beach the best for vaping
Virginia Beach the best for vaping
John Crowe | November 15, 2016
Albuquerque. Phoenix. Tucson. Mesa. Virginia Beach. All terrific vacation spots. And also great for vaping. A new report by the R Street Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based free-market think tank, ranked 52 cities on their regulatory environment for vaping, with Virginia’s largest city coming out on top with a grade of A+. The three Arizona cities […]
Teacher tenure protected in Minnesota ruling
Amelia Hamilton | October 27, 2016
A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of teacher tenure has been dismissed by a Minnesota judge. The lawsuit, filed by four families in conjunction with the Partnership for Educational Justice and Students for Education Reform Minnesota, claimed that teacher tenure laws protect ineffective teachers and deprive low-income and minority students of a high-quality education. “The parent plaintiffs,” said […]
Black Lives Matter leader explains decision to leave movement over charter schools
Amelia Hamilton | September 19, 2016
Rashad Turner, the leader of Black Lives Matter St. Paul, has quit over the movement’s attacks on charter schools. “Being that I am all for charter schools and education reform, and as someone who is seeking educational justice for students and families, I could no longer be under that banner of Black Lives Matter,” he […]