More on the highly paid, low performing leadership at Newport Independent Schools

District lacks capability/capacity to turn high school aroundTalk about a school district in chaos! Check this comment! “The dysfunctional relationship among the local school board, superintendent, high school staff, school council and union is impeding the district’s ability to meet the needs of the students.”Quote from: Newport Independent District Leadership Assessment Report dated 04/24/2011 to…

Tax breaks for theme parks

Tax “incentives” are special favors. Tax policy should not be rooted in giving special favors to some and not others. Rates should be low, yes, but they should apply equally to everyone who is engaged in an activity. When you lard up the state tax system with special favors for particular groups, you make it…

‘Improve Medicaid, Empower States’

Yesterday, three US Senators introduced the Medicaid Improvement and State Empowerment Act designed to provide states with more flexibility to manage and run their Medicaid programs. Senators Tom Coburn (OK), Richard Burr (NC), and Saxby Chambliss (GA) sponsored the bill. In a statement, Sen. Burr addressed the problematic nature of the current federal-state balance: “States…