Author Archives: Christina Martin

ObamaCare Headed for U.S. Supreme Court Again

The diagnosis is getting worse for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act―ObamaCare. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Corp. v. Sebelius. Both cases challenge ObamaCare’s mandate that employers pay … Continue reading

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High School Textbooks Exclude Property Rights from Bill of Rights

Last week, the internet was buzzing about high school history textbooks that diminish or mischaracterize the Second Amendment. What some of those reports have not mentioned, however, is that the same books fail to even mention that the Bill of Rights … Continue reading

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Christina Martin discusses Control Cometh Before the Fall of Education

Policy Analyst Christina Martin discusses her latest commentary on a desire for control leading to the fall of education. See the full commentary here: http://cascadepolicy.org/news/2011/12/29/control-cometh-before-the-fall-of-education/

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Blended Learning: Making Technology Work for Students

In the Nation’s Digital Learning Report Card, Oregon received great marks for our state’s full-time online programs and access to blended learning in Oregon’s public charter schools. Oregon received low marks in the national Report Card for failing to make … Continue reading

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Sal Khan Schools Oregon Legislators

Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, started making online videos to tutor his cousins. The videos gained popularity far beyond his cousins as kids across the country started benefiting from Mr. Khan’s clear and free lessons. He quit his day … Continue reading

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Unemployment Insurance According to the President’s New Advisor

President Obama recently appointed Alan Krueger of Princeton to be his new chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. As the Wall Street Journal recently recognized, Mr. Krueger has written about the effects of unemployment insurance on the unemployed. Namely, … Continue reading

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Is Unemployment Insurance Stimulative?

Does unemployment insurance stimulate the economy? This question has been debated by economists from different schools of thought for decades. Stephen Moore’s recent Wall Street Journal opinion gave a great answer. He said: “I have two teenage sons. One worked … Continue reading

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Brilliant SNL solution for national debt crisis

What should our nation’s leaders do about the debt crisis? The problem which has baffled our nation’s leaders, has been solved by Saturday Night Live’s revolutionary book, Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford. Check out SNL’s sound economic policy work … Continue reading

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Victories for Oregon’s K-12 Kids Today: School Choice Bills Pass House and Senate

Today, Oregon’s legislators looked somewhat frenzied as they fought for key education reforms in Oregon. After tense negotiations, significant amendments, and a tug-of-war on several education bills, the Oregon legislature passed a package of education reforms with strong bi-partisan support. The … Continue reading

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School Choice up for Vote Today: Your Voice Could Tip the Balance

Want kids to have more educational options? This afternoon, the Oregon House of Representatives will be voting on three school choice bills that would allow parents to have better access to public schools (especially charter schools). If the House passes … Continue reading

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