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Happy Thanksgiving and a hearty huzzah for property rights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66QdQErc8JQ


The Pilgrims and Property Rights: How our ancestors got fat & happy

The Pilgrims founded their colony at Plymouth Plantation in December 1620 and promptly started dying off in droves. As the colony's early governor, William B...
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"Swanson regards the government for which he works as 'a greedy piglet that suckles on a taxpayer’s teat until they have sore, chapped nipples...'"http://www.nationalreview.com/article/392713/hayekian-hoosier-charles-c-w-cooke


Charles C. W. Cooke - The Hayekian Hoosier
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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the November 3, 2014, issue of National Review. However talented he may be, no writer will ever be safe from his audience, for it is they who will eventually pronounce upon his meaning. Ray Bradbury once stormed indignantly out of a class at UCLA a…
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"Much has been made of the revenue decline as marginal tax rates were reduced but total tax revenue is still running ahead of inflation over the last ten years." http://kansaspolicy.org/KPIBlog/123094.aspx
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Studies & Analysis
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KPI Policy Brief - Student-Focused Funding Solutions for Public Education.pdf
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An analysis for K-12 finance in the state of Kansas.
KPI Analysis - Regents Historical Perspective on State Aid Tuition and Spending.pdf
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A look at spending, tuition, and state aid at Kansas' six state-funded universities over the past ten years.
KSDE Reduced Standards UPDATE Final.pdf
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In June 2012, KPI re-released an analysis entitled "Removing Barriers to Better Public Education," initially released in February 2012. This statement explains the changes in, and reasons for, the update.
KPI Analysis - UPDATED Removing Barriers to Better Public Education.pdf
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After receiving updated information from KSDE, KPI updated this paper from the version that was originally published in February 2012.
KPI Analysis - Removing Barries To Better Public Education.pdf
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This analysis from KPI examines historical data for several measures of student achievement (e.g., ACT tests, NAEP, state exams, etc.) and spending on public education. It concludes that while spending has increased dramatically several different achievement metrics demonstrate that student achievement is relatively flat.
KPI Paper - Expanding Educational Opportunities in Kansas through Online Learning.pdf
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An examination of the history, future, and potential student achievement gains through online education.
KPI Paper - Reinventing The Kansas K-12 School System To Engage More Children in Productive Learning.pdf
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What steps can Kansas take right now to increase student achievement. KPI Education Policy Fellow, Dr. John Merrifield, examines where Kansas students are and where they could go.
KPI - Profile and Comparison of Kansas K-12 Education Levels - Hall December 2010.pdf
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This study investigates links between K-12 education spending and employment levels.
Kansas Policy Institute - Kansas K-12 Spending and Achievement Comparison.pdf
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This study explores whether student achievement is linked to increasing Kansas K-12 education spending.
Education V4.pdf
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Despite the unprecedented controversy, surprisingly little is understood about how much money schools actually receive, how that money is spent or even the basis upon which the court ruled in Montoy.
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