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Summary:
This policy brief explores public-private partnerships (P3s), a financing arrangement that enables state and local governments to use private capital to finance public projects. This brief includes a set of...
Subject:
Public-Private Partnerships
Year:
2014
Source:
In the Public Interest
Summary:
This policy brief presents the most significant evidence-based critique of ostensibly “colorblind” education policies by highlighting their relationship to past and present racial/ethnic inequality and their...
Subject:
Curriculum and Programming, K-12 Education
Year:
2014
Source:
National Education Policy Center
Summary:
This brief refutes a 2012 Tax Foundation report claiming that “nearly every empirical study of taxes and economic growth published in a peer-review academic journal finds that tax increases harm economic...
Subject:
Taxation - Use
Year:
2014
Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Summary:
This policy brief examines the issue of increased drug overdoses in Wisconsin and whether 911 Good Samaritan laws can effectively lower the number of drug overdoses. The brief examines Good Samaritan laws...
Subject:
Policing
Year:
2013
Source:
Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse
Summary:
This policy brief examines two Medicaid assistance provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that are available to states. The two programs are the Balancing Incentives Payment Program, which increases...
Subject:
Medicaid
Year:
2013
Source:
Policy Matters Ohio
Summary:
This policy brief highlights problems arising from guaranteed occupancy rates in contracts that privatize prison operations and provides examples of state’s that have experienced serious negative...
Subject:
Government Contracts and Procurement
Year:
2013
Source:
In the Public Interest
Summary:
This brief examines policies and practices concerning the use of data to inform school improvement strategies and to provide information for accountability. This twin-pronged movement, termed Data-Driven...
Subject:
K-12 Education, Assessment and Testing
Year:
2013
Source:
National Education Policy Center
Summary:
This policy brief finds that climate change represents the single greatest long-term threat to our cities and citizens. Because of this threat, the brief recommends cities to not invest in companies that...
Subject:
Public Investment Funds, Fossil Fuels, Climate Change
Year:
2013
Source:
Mayors Innovation Project
Summary:
This policy brief addresses arguments facing university endowments on whether or not to divest from fossil fuel companies. From the advocates of divestment, endowments hear about the serious environmental...
Subject:
Private Investment Funds, Fossil Fuels, Climate Change
Year:
2013
Source:
Aperio Group
Summary:
This policy brief provides seven examples of state-level legislation to advance the quality of the teaching profession. The policies in this policy brief include: teacher recruitment in Illinois, teacher...
Subject:
Teachers, K-12 Education
Year:
2013
Source:
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign