Policy Studies

Publications

Digital Trade Rules for the 21st Century
Clark Packard

By pushing for new rules, grounded in a commitment to nondiscrimination and the free flow of goods and services, the United States is well positioned to replicate the type of indispensable leadership…

Surveying The Postsecondary Landscape In Rural America
Andy Smarick

…the diversity of rural communities across the country demands a diverse array of solutions to meet the particular needs of each. A one-size-fits-all approach would not be appropriate or possible…

Flavored Tobacco Product Bans and Black Markets
Jonathan Haggerty

Plenty of alternative policies exist, but ‘…An outright ban of menthol cigarettes combined with a ban on flavored vape products, particularly menthol or mint flavors, would be the most harmful…

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Victoria Bell

The FTC program has generated a wide spectrum of activity outside of the government to expand educational opportunity for hundreds of thousands of low-income students across Florida. Private schools…

The Case for Clean Slate in North Carolina
Nila Bala

Ultimately, more North Carolinians can be served through automating the clearance of certain conviction records, as well as by expanding eligibility.
Press release: Why North Carolina Should Take Up…

Does Educational Pluralism Build Civil Society? A Case Study Of Indianapolis, 2001-2019
Ashley Berner

We fight a lot about charters and choice in this country, but most democracies support distinctive schools as a matter of principle and practice.
Press release: How Pluralism-Friendly School-Choice…

A Conservative Agenda To Improve Youth Policing In Schools
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

…even the most well-intentioned police officers may cause more harm than good by unnecessarily introducing youth to the justice system, interacting with youth in a manner that leads to a negative…

All In The Family: A Civil Society Case Study Of All Our Kin And Childcare
Alice Lloyd

We fight a lot about charters and choice in this country, but most democracies support distinctive schools as a matter of principle and practice.
Press release: All In The Family:A Civil Society…

Do No Harm: Managing Retreat By Ending New Subsidies
R.J. Lehmann

These two recommendations offer an important step in what will be an evolving discussion of how to respond to climate change and sea-level rise. Where we can discourage flood-prone land from being…

Charter Schools Program: Federal Investment In Educational Opportunity
Virginia Gentles

The Charter Schools Program provides the nation’s K-12 education system with start-up funding for mission-driven schools that operate with more flexibility, creativity, and innovation than…