It’s a problem that plagues many U.S. cities: How can we make sure that all families have access to a high-quality school? Charter schools can be a good starting point, since they can be strategically placed in neighborhoods where parents don’t have other good options.
Economic development tax credits that, whatever their intended purpose, enrich a few at the cost of the many are simply bad policy.
Without a doubt, the question that I get most often about charter schools is, “But don’t they hurt the public schools?” The short answer is that charter public schools don’t hurt traditional public schools any more than other factors that can affect enrollment, but they may challenge them.
At around 25,000 students, the Springfield Public Schools is currently the largest district in Missouri. Just 20 years ago, the St.
Education funding is an ever present issue in state budgets and Missouri is no exception.
In 1988, kids enjoyed their video games on an 8-bit Nintendo, people listened to music on cassettes, and the World Wide Web did not yet exist. Things have changed a lot in the past 30 years. Indeed, the rapid development of technology has improved almost every aspect of our lives.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has been sent legislation forbidding local governments from banning Airbnb and other short-term rental companies (STRs).
For the last year or so, momentum has built behind the idea of reform to the state's prevailing wage law. Between the prevailing wage's negative impact on public construction costs and its unrepresentative calculation of market wages for professions in Missouri, reform is overdue.
The Show-Me Institute is pleased to offer internship opportunities for Summer 2018.
Earlier this year, I wrote about the need for broader criminal justice reform in order to avoid spending nearly half a billion dollars on two new prisons over the next five years.