COLLECTED WISDOM

Education

Thornton, Deborah D. “Students benefits from Expanded Open Enrollment,” Institute Brief, Vol. 18, No. 1, January 2011.
 

Thornton, Deborah D.  “ ‘A Great Devourer of Good Men’ and Women,” Policy Study, No. 10-7, December 2010.

 

Thornton, Deborah D. “Take Advantage of Doughnuts, Improve Education and Save Money,” Iowa Economic Scorecard, Vol. 18, No 4, November 2010.

Thornton, Deborah D. “Professional Protection and Support, Not a Union or a PAC,” Institute Brief, Vol. 17, No. 28, October 2010.

Thornton, Deborah D. “The Regents Don’t have Solutions,” Institute Brief, Vol. 17, No. 10, April 2010.

Thornton, Deborah D. “Just what will that College Degree get you?Institute Brief, Vol. 17, No. 7, March 2010.

Thornton, Deborah D. “I Have a College Degree—Now What?Institute Brief, Vol. 17, No. 4, February 2010. 

Thornton, Deborah D.  “Everyone’s in College, but Where?Iowa Economic Scorecard, Vol. 18, No. 1, February 2010.

Thornton, Deborah D. “Good Ideas Come from Many Places,” Institute Brief, Vol. 17, No. 1, January 2010.

Thornton, Deborah D.  “A College Education, But at What Cost?" Policy Study, No. 09-10, December 2009.

Thornton, Deborah D. “Stewardship in Iowa: Our Own Horatio Algers,” Policy Study, No. 09-7, August 2009.

Hendrickson, John R. “A Republic If You Can Keep It:  Failing to Teach First Principles," Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 16, June 2009.

Hendrickson, John R. “A Republic If You Can Keep It:  Failing to Teach First Principles,” Policy Study, No. 09-5, April 2009

King, Stephen M. “Choice Through Charters: Policy Analysis of Iowa Charter School Legislation,” Institute Brief, Vol. 16, No. 7, March 2009

King, Stephen M. “Choice Through Charters:  Policy Analysis of Iowa Charter School Legislation,” Policy Study, No. 09-2, January 2009.

Hendrickson, John R. “Three Cheers for Washington:  Remembering the Nation’s First Chief on Constitution Day,” Institute Brief, Vol. 14, No. 22, August 2007.

Thornton, Deborah D. “Celebrate Constitution Day Monday, September 17, 2007," Institute Brief, Vol. 14, No. 24, August 2007.

Frantz, Amy K. “Universal Vouchers in Utah,” Limits, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp 2 & 7, June 2007.

Hendrickson, John R. “Advancing E Pluribus Unum:  The Leadership of Private Foundations and Organizations,” Institute Brief, Vol. 14, No. 16, June 2007.

Miltimore, Jonathan J. “Education: The Case for Competition,” Institute Brief, Vol. 14, No. 15, May 2007.

Hendrickson, John. “A Crisis in Civic Education,” Facts & Opinions, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 3 & 6, February 2007.

Stelle, Jose. “Education: From Status Quo to Dramatic Reform, Part I, Part II, & Part III, Institute Briefs, Vol. 14, No. 1-3, January 2007.

Frantz, Amy K., “Scholarship Tax Credit Program Come to Iowa,” Institute Brief, Vol. 13, No. 24, August 2006.

Stewart, Robert N.  "Iowa Public School Teacher Salaries in Context,"  Iowa Economic Scorecard, Vol. 14, No. 2, April 2006.

Frantz, Amy K.  "Sending Kids Back to Failing Schools," Institute Brief, Vol. 13, No. 10, March 2006.

Stewart, Robert N.  "More Money Won't Buy Better Student Achievement," Institute Brief, Vol. 13, No. 9, March 2006.

Frantz, Amy K.  "The Good and Bad of Preschool Programs," Institute Brief, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2006.

Stewart, Robert N. “A Step Forward for Education Reform in Iowa,” Institute Brief, Vol. 12, No. 31, November 2005.

Frantz, Amy K. “A Look at Teacher Pay Rankings,” Institute Brief, Vol. 12, No. 3, January 2005.

Frantz, Amy K.  “Helping Students Become Better Citizens,” Institute Brief, Vol. 11, No. 26, September 2004.

Frantz, Amy K. “No Scholarship Tax Credit Program for Iowa,” Institute Brief, Vol. 11, No. 24, August 2004.

Frantz, Amy K. “Is Class-Size Reduction the Answer?” Institute Brief, Vol. 11, No. 16, June 2004.

Frantz, Amy.  “Do You Know More About the Spice Girls or the U.S. Senate?,” Institute Brief, Vol. 10, No. 33, November 2003.

Hogberg, David. “State Education Funding and School Enrollment In Iowa,” Iowa Economic Scorecard, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 1-3, October 2003.

Frantz, Amy K. “Charter School Law Receives Disappointing Grade,” Institute Brief, Vol. 10, No. 8, March 2003.

Frantz, Amy K. “School Choice Competition Benefits All,” Institute Brief, Vol. 9, No. 21, July 2002.

Frantz, Amy K. “Charter Schools In Iowa,” Institute Brief, Vol. 9, No. 18, June 2002.

Garrison, Steven B. “Iowa’s Privileged Class II – State University Employees,” Institute Brief, Vol. 9, No. 16, June 2002.

Garrison, Steven B. “Iowa’s Privileged Class III – Government School Teachers,” Institute Brief, Vol. 9, No. 19, July 2002.

Hogberg, David.  “Facts About School Choice,” Institute Brief, Vol. 9, No. 14, May 2002.

Hogberg, David.  “Improving Education in Iowa:  Flexibility in Teacher Hiring,” Institute Brief, Vol. 9, No. 5, February 2002.

Brouillette, Matthew J. “School Funding: Lack of Money or Lack of Money Management?” Limits, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 4-5, December 2001.

Bast, Joseph L.  “Ten Ways to Improve Public Schools…That Don’t Cost a Penny,” Facts & Opinions, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 1-3 and 6, May 1999. 

Binnie, Ian.  “Education Reform in Iowa:  A Personal View,” Facts & Opinions, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 4-5, February 1998.  

Bray, Thomas J. “If We’re So Dumb, Why Are We So Rich?” Institute Brief, Vol. 5, No. 13, May 1998. 

Buckstein, Steve. “Imagine a World…” Facts & Opinions, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 1 and 3, November 1998.  

Frantz, Amy K.  “Charter Schools—Will They Be Successful?” Institute Brief, Vol. 6, No. 31, November 1999.  

Patterson, Thomas. “Arizona’s Charter Schools:  What Do We Know?” Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 14, May 2001. 

Frantz, Amy K. “Civic Education is in Decline,” Institute Brief, Vol. 7, No. 10, April 2000. 

Flake, Jeffrey L. “Profits and Honor.  Why For-Profit Public Education is a Good Idea,” Institute Brief, Vol. 6, No. 16, June 1999.  

Frantz, Amy K.  “Limiting Government Interference in Education,” Limits, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 7-8, December 1996.  

Frantz, Amy K.  “Give Choice A Chance,” Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 9, March 2001.  

Hogberg, David.  “Iowa’s A+ Plan,” Institute Brief, Vol. 7, No. 31, November 2000.  

Hogberg, David.  “Decentralizing Education,” Institute Brief, Vol. 7, No. 42, January 2001. 

Hogberg, David.  “Governor Vilsack’s Education Plan Has Little Merit,” Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 15, May 2001. 

“Iowa’s Privileged Class II—Government Employees in Iowa Education,” Institute Brief, Vol. 3, No. 2, May 1996.  

Toby, Jackson.  “Obessive Compulsion:  The Folly of Mandatory High-School Attendance,” Facts & Opinions, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 1 and 3-4, August 1999.  

Streetman, Adam.  “A Simple Answer to a Complex Problem,” Institute Brief, Vol. 7, No. 18, June 2000. 

Whalen, Bill.  “Standoff in California:  Taxes or Schools?” Limits, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 7-8, September 2000.  

Bolick, Clint.  “Are School Vouchers Constitutional?” Institute Brief, Vol. 5, No. 31, November 1998. 

Murdoch, Deroy.  “Why Not Vouchers for Tuition? Food Stamps Are Food Vouchers,” Limits, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 7-8, September 1999.   

Garrison, Steven B.  “An Education on College Tuitions in Iowa,” Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 25, August 2001.  

Hogberg, David.  “The Bush Education Plan:  Politically Smart, Educationally Stupid,” Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 21, July 2001.   

Michigan Education Report.  “Proposal 1:  Gone But Not Forgotten.  Voucher ‘Threat’ Encourages District-Wide Changes,” Limits, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 1, 6-7, June 2001.  

Sommers, Christina Hoff.  “The Fonda Effect,” Facts & Opinions, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 6-8, August 2001.   

Hogberg, David.  “The Decline of General Education at Iowa’s Public Universities,” Policy Study, No. 01-3, October 2001. 

Garrison, Steven B.  “Iowa’s Privileged Class II—State University Employees,” Institute Brief, Vol. 8, No. 18, June 2001.