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Show-Me Now! Michael Rathbone on Education Funding Print E-mail
By Michael Rathbone   
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Legislators in Jefferson City want to increase education spending, but is that the best way to improve student outcomes in Missouri? Evidence suggests that increases in public school funding have little impact on student performance.

James Shuls on Common Core State Standards Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Monday, March 03, 2014

James Shuls, Ph.D., explains that educational excellence follows from schools empowered to innovate and parents empowered to choose.


Update: School Choice Week Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Thursday, January 30, 2014

James Shuls reports on School Choice Week. Earlier in the week Shuls spoke at an Americans for Prosperity (AFP) event in Jefferson City, Mo., where he said that School choice is not only a step towards liberty, but also moves us towards greater prosperity.


Policy Breakfast: How Expanding School Choice Could Save Millions Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Show-Me Institute Director of Education Policy James V. Shuls, Ph.D., introduces his latest paper, "Available Seats? Survey Analysis of Missouri Private School Participation in Potential State Scholarship Programs." Shuls surveyed private school leaders in Kansas City and Saint Louis. His findings suggest that a private school scholarship program would expand choice while potentially saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

Read Shuls' essay: Available Seats? Survey Analysis Of Missouri Private School Participation In Potential State Scholarship Programs.

Panel Discussion of the School Transfer Law Print E-mail
By Rick Edlund and James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Friday, September 13, 2013

The school transfer law has created controversy in Saint Louis. The question is, where do we go from here? Show-Me Institute Communications Director Rick Edlund, hosts a panel disccussion with Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls, Ph.D.; Normandy School District Superintendent Tyrone McNichols, Ed.D.; Kirkwood School District Superintendent Thomas Williams, Ph.D.; and Mehlville School District Superintendent Eric Knost, Ed.D.

James Shuls, Ph.D., on Teacher Tenure Reform Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. and Kacie Barnes   
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls, Ph.D., talks about his new essay, The Power to Lead, on teacher tenure reform.

James Shuls, Ph.D, on Redefining Public Education Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Monday, August 12, 2013

Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls, Ph.D., talked about redefining public education at our Milton Friedman Policy Breakfast in July.

Dr. James Shuls on Missouri Viewpoints with Mike Ferguson Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst Dr. James Shuls joins Mike Ferguson's Missouri Viewpoints to talk about Common Core.

Michelle Rhee: Radical: Fighting to put Students First Print E-mail
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Educator Michelle Rhee joined Crosby Kemper III for a public conversation about her new book Radical: Fighting to Put Students First and explained her ideas for improving public education by ensuring that laws, leaders, and politics are making students - not adults - their top priority.

Public Dollars, Private Schools Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Thursday, April 18, 2013

In this Columbia, MO Forum, Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls spoke to an enthusiastic crowd about what private funding of public schools really looks like.
"Isn't that just a voucher?"
"No," says Shuls, as he describes the three basic types of publicly-funded private schooling.
This talk was reprised the following morning at the Show-Me Institute's office in Saint Louis.

Changing Children's Lives: A Rally for School Choice Print E-mail
By Kacie Galbraith   
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Crowds of parents and students rallied at Union Station in Kansas City to celebrate school choice, as part of the National School Choice Week Whistle Stop Train Tour. Students sang, danced, and cheered as speakers drove home the message that students are all different — but they share one thing in common. They all deserve a quality education.

James V. Shuls Discusses Education Reform on Missouri Viewpoints Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Funding for K-12 public education is an important issue, especially now. The state’s school funding formula is underfunded and federal support for education is likely to decline in the next year. Show-Me Institute education policy analyst, James V. Shuls, discusses this topic on Missouri Viewpoints with Mike Ferguson. So what is the answer to Missouri’s education funding problems? According to Shuls, “The answer can’t always be more.” Rather, the state and school districts need to begin to rethink how we deliver education.

The Salary Straitjacket - Presentation Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

On November 7th, James Shuls presented his paper, The Salary Straitjacket, to the Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition in Jefferson City, Missouri. This is the audio of that presentation, along with the slides Shuls used.

How Can We Fix Education in Missouri? Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

On the Show-Me Daily blog I have noted how Missouri’s education system is stuck in terms of academic achievement (here and here). To get our state moving in the right direction, we must empower schools and provide parents with educational options. The school in this video, City Academy, embodies these two principles.

The Road to Freedom Print E-mail
By Arthur Brooks   
Friday, September 14, 2012

In the tenth installment of the Show-Me Speaker Series, American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks spoke to an enthusiastic crowd on the topic of liberty and free markets.

Essential to the message Brooks conveyed is the idea that proponents of free markets should focus less on cold data such as tax rates and more on individual stories of human flourishing brought about by reduced barriers to trade and robust property rights.

This event was held at and co-sponsored by the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business.

Show-Me Experience Print E-mail
By Sufyan Katariwala   
Thursday, August 30, 2012

We were pleased to have Sufyan Katariwala as an intern at the Show-Me Institute this summer. He proved to be a hard worker and a real asset. Here’s Sufyan explaining why it was a good experience for him and can be for you too!

School Choice and Individual Freedom: Advancing the Ideas of Milton Friedman Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Once again, the Show-Me Institute joined with other organizations in celebrating the life and legacy of Milton Friedman on the anniversary of his birth. Friedman dedicated his life to promoting freedom and individual liberty and was a vocal proponent of educational choice.

In this video, Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls discusses some of the problems with public schools as they are now, and how school choice can help improve student education and parental satisfaction.

Blended Learning: A Solution for Public Schools? Print E-mail
By Mary Kate Hopkins   
Monday, July 30, 2012

Virtual learning isn’t the future…it’s here right now! Blended with traditional education, it can reform school districts, cut costs and help students. Show-Me intern Mary Kate Hopkins has more…

Jennifer Bukowski Is a Show-Me Institute Supporter: Here's Why Print E-mail
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Jennifer Bukowsky is a criminal defense attorney in Columbia, Mo. She is a proud supporter of the Show-Me Institute and believes in our mission. In this video, she explains why.

The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior Print E-mail
By David C. Rose   
Friday, April 20, 2012

In this presentation, UMSL economics professor David C. Rose discusses the moral underpinnings of a market economy. Among the areas covered are comparisons of moral behavior among cultures, and the costs and benefits of behaving morally for individuals.

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