The bottom line regarding tax giveaways like tax increment financing (TIF) and other subsidies is this: The more officials hand out to developers and special interests, the more ordinary taxpayers need to cough up to ma
A student who fails every test in a course is unlikely to get a passing grade just because he makes it to class every day.
The last few months have been good for the economy.
It’s back to school time, and new teachers have a little homework to do before the start of the school year. This summer the U.S.
It’s hard to see the chalkboard from the back of the class. When you’re not even in the room, it’s impossible. For too many students, chronic absenteeism—missing 15 days of school per year or more—is the norm.
Paying crippling premiums for health insurance? There may be a solution.
Last spring, in what has been referred to as a “smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em” moment, teachers in four states staged walkouts to protest low wages and low spending on education.
The economic development subsidy regime downtown has become a policy paradox. If previous subsidies successfully created a vibrant economic center, then why are they still needed? If previous policies failed, why are we doubling down on an economic development regime that doesn’t work?