Monthly Archives: February 2014

Mississippi Says “Yes!” to Parents’ Education Savings Accounts

Today the Mississippi state legislature passed an Education Savings Account (ESA) bill which will allow parents there to customize the education of special needs children. Each chamber now must review the other’s version of the bill for final votes and … Continue reading

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Confundo (Confundus Charm)

By Patrick Schmitt Pronunciation: /kɒnˈfʌndoʊ/ kon-FUN-doh Description: Causes the victim to become confused, befuddled, overly forgetful and prone to follow simple orders without thinking about them. From: The Harry Potter book series I don’t know about you, but these days … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of the Incandescent Light Bulb Ban

Under the guise of achieving energy independence and reducing fossil fuel consumption, the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007, which created new energy efficiency standards for numerous household appliances including the incandescent light bulb. In reality, … Continue reading

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Cascade in the Capitol – Testimony Against Placing Limitations on New Charter Schools (SB 1538)

February 6, 2014 Testimony Against SB 1538 before the Oregon Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee By Steve Buckstein Chair Hass and members of the committee, my name is Steve Buckstein. I’m the Senior Policy Analyst and founder of Cascade … Continue reading

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