Posts tagged "Heartland Institute"

EPA Delivers Holiday 'Sucker Punch' to U.S. Economy

From the Heartland Institute… While we were all preparing to see family and friends over the Thanksgiving, Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency was exploiting the holiday lull to sneak through new regulatory “guidance” that threatens to inflict further damage to the U.S. economy. The Heartland Institute has been on the case since the EPA gave the... Read more »

Unions' Preferred Rating for Teachers: NR

-By Dan Proft, for the Illinois Policy Institute Amid the contentious debate as to how we improve public education in America, there is one reality to which all parties subscribe: there is no substitute for a quality teacher in the classroom. The scholarship on teacher quality is clear. It is the most important school-related factor... Read more »

My Nominee for Pay Czar: David Stern

-By Dan Proft, for the Illinois Policy Institute I do not think government functionaries should set private sector salaries or that U.S. policymakers should be adorned with the appellation properly reserved for Russian autocrats. But, if I did not believe in free markets and free minds, NBA Commissioner David Stern would be my choice for... Read more »

Obama Failed the 'Education Nation' Test

-By Dan Proft, for The Heartland Institute NBC dedicated a week of programming at the end of September to spotlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly of K-12 education in America under the rubric “Education Nation.” Part of NBC’s “curriculum” included an interview with President Obama by Today Show host Matt Lauer. The president... Read more »

Heartland Institute's 26th Anniversary Benefit Dinner

-By Warner Todd Huston Last night I had the pleasure to attend the 26th anniversary dinner for the Chicago-based Heartland Institute held in the resplendent Grand Ball Room of the Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago. The Heartland Institute is one of the premiere think tanks in the country and has some great resources on the... Read more »

Teacher Quality Focus of 'Rhee-form' for DC Schools

From Dan Proft for the Heartland Institute… Programming Note: Join Bruce Wolf and me every Saturday from 12noon-2pm on WLS-AM 890 ( for our perspicacious perspectives on the pressing issues of the day. Teacher Quality Focus of ‘Rhee-form’ for DC Schools Washington, DC public schools have an acute problem with juvenile delinquency. Trouble is, the... Read more »

Heartland Institute Luncheon: This Recession Caused By Over-Regulation Not Market Failure

-By Warner Todd Huston I just returned from a nice little luncheon given by the Heartland Institute ( in beautiful downtown Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the gathering of free-market supporters and like-minded individuals was to celebrate the life’s work of famed economist and Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman. The principal speaker was Richard H.... Read more »