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Gov't can provide quality service while saving taxpayers money.


A plan for balancing the Kansas state budget

Kansas Policy Institute President Dave Trabert presents KPI's plan to balance the state's budget without service reductions or tax increases. Trabert spoke a...
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Another reason to watch Seinfeld reruns. Economics lessons taken directly from the "show about nothing." http://yadayadayadaecon.com/clip/67/


The Soup Nazi (The Economics of Seinfeld)
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The Soup Nazi makes delicious soup—so good there's always a line outside his shop. He refuses service to Elaine, and by a stroke of luck she comes across his stash of soup recipes. She visits his shop and informs him that his soup monopoly is broken, while waving his recipes in his face. Also in thi…
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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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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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