By Randall Holcombe | Thursday July 22, 2010 at 1:50 PM PST | 5 Comments
Bill McCollum, Florida’s current attorney general and candidate for governor, recently announced his support for legislation to eliminate teacher tenure and design a pay system for teachers that rewards them for their students’ performance. One of the criticisms McCollum has had on this proposal is that it is an idea promoted by former Florida...
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Tags: Bill McCollum, Culture, Education, Elections, Jeb Bush, K-12 schools, merit pay, Politics, Power, school choice, tenure, The State
By William Shughart | at 7:02 AM PST | 1 Comment
Facing a budgetary shortfall of between $56 billion to $86 billion over the next two years, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Tamara Audi (“Cities Rent Police, Janitors to Save Cash”) documents efforts by municipalities across the nation to stanch red ink by outsourcing the “public” services they no longer can...
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Tags: Barack Obama, Budget and Tax Policy, budget deficits, Kirk Fordice, outsourcing, Police, Presidential Power, Privatization, recession, sub-national governments, Tamara Audi, Urban Issues, urban problems