Newspaper Articles – Tom Gantert

Arizona Charters Grow in Numbers, Show Accountability

Charter schools in Arizona started 20 years ago in old school buildings, strip malls, and church basements, and they were different from their traditional counterparts from the start.

Georgia Gas Tax Debate Offers Opportunities for Reform

In December 2014, state officials and infrastructure consultants met at an annual industry conference, in Athens, Ga., to discuss mounting transportation issues affecting the Peach State.

States Struggle To Fund Exchanges

When the Affordable Care Act was first rolled out, the federal government awarded grants totaling $1.2 billion to assist the 14 states and Washington, DC to help them set up state-based health insu

Study: $2.6 Billion to Develop New Drugs

A recent study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development found the cost of the lengthy research and development process “from discovery to marketplace” of a new drug is approximately $2

U.S., European Countries Fund Government Differently, Study Finds

In the past fifty years, European nations have become increasingly reliant on value-added taxes, according to a recent study released in December by the Tax Foundation.

Testing May Discourage Parent Involvement, Study Finds

Saying there was little research about how extensive testing in education impacted parental attitudes toward education, Jesse Rhodes studied the issue in early 2012.

Establishment, Pols Go on Attack Against Michigan Charters

As charter schools in Michigan have grown to a record 303 in the 2014-15 school year, the school-choice movement has run into opposition that advocates say is an orchestrated attack involving Democ

Obamacare Primarily Expands Medicaid

Four years ago, the White House argued the Affordable Care Act would make “affordable, high-quality care” accessible to an estimated 50.7 million uninsured Americans.

FDA Considers New Label Requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing an update to requirements regarding nutritional labels on food, which it claims will help consumers maintain healthy dietary practices.

Walmart Cuts Insurance for Part-timers

When Walmart announced on its corporate blog earlier this year it would stop providing health care benefits to employees who worked less than 30 hours, some commenters on the blog attacked the corp