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Press Release: Osborne to Lead PPI Project on Reinventing America’s Schools

For Immediate Release January 21, 2015 OSBORNE TO LEAD PPI PROJECT ON REINVENTING AMERICA’S SCHOOLS WASHINGTON, D.C.—David Osborne, co-author of Reinventing Government and other highly…

Washington Post: To improve schools, let teachers run them

Walk through a typical public school, and you see students, sitting in rows of identical desks, listening to teachers talk. Unless the teacher is particularly…

The Hill: For free community college, completion is key

President Obama’s proposal for free community college is an ambitious effort to address critical gaps in America’s post-secondary education and career training systems. However, it…

Pipeline Politics: The Keystone Distraction

The decision by Senate and House Republicans to make approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline their first legislative priority has a decidedly retro feel. Much…

Politico: Barack Obama nears limit of executive powers

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted by David Nather in Politico on President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union speech: Will Marshall, president of the…

The Hill: It’s time for Congress to end the net neutrality wars

At the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas last week, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his intention to reclassify Internet service as…

Obama’s Muni Broadband Initiative: Bad Economics, Bad Politics

Here are some staggering statistics: Since 2006, state and local real investment in highways and streets has fallen by 22%.  Their spending on sewer systems,…

Congress Answers PPI Call, Exempts End-Users From Dodd-Frank

The Senate voted 93-4 Thursday to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for six years. The legislation, which is expected to be signed into…

Earnings for Young Americans: Which City Tops the List?

For young Americans, Washington, D.C. may have more to offer than government jobs and free museums.  It may also provide more opportunities to get a…