Georgia city passes on municipal broadband project

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Georgia, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Critics questioned whether there was enough demand for the project, as surveys to area businesses only demonstrated tepid interest in those companies paying thousands of dollars per month for fast Internet. City council members also expressed hesitation that there wouldn’t be enough customers to pay back the debt in creating the network.

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School choice debates off and running in 2016

By   /  January 25, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

MAJORITY: More than 70 percent of registered voters in a recent poll conducted by Empower Mississippi.

Although it’s only January, quite a bit is already happening in the school choice space this year, and the Cato institute has has created a roundup of stories to watch. It will be hard to top the progress made in 2015, but it is encouraging to see so many positive signs to start the new year […]

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Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 10

By   /  December 31, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Georgia, Illinois  /  No Comments

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Part 16 of 25 in the series Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015 Now that Christmas is over and the New Year beckons, it’s time for Watchdog.org’s annual parade of malfeasance and miscreants. The Scariest People of 2015 is a frightening list indeed, filled with bureaucrats and functionaries who, shall we say, do not share an […]

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Teachers union chief compares school choice to murder

By   /  December 15, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Georgia, Illinois  /  No Comments

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Teachers unions are historically hostile to school choice, but one Georgia union boss has taken that distaste to new heights. Or maybe a new low. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that, in response to Atlanta being named one of the friendliest cities in America for school choice, Verdaillia Turner, president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers, said “That’s like saying […]

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Nanny State of the Week: University may block social media app in futile effort to combat racism

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  First Amendment, Georgia, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

YIK-YAK: Think of it as Twitter for terrible people who say terrible things because they are anonomous. But anonomous speech is still speech and still protected by the First Amendment.

Emory University says it will set up a task force to look at the feasibility of blocking a popular social media app called Yik Yak

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Georgia city delays vote on government-run Internet

By   /  December 3, 2015  /  Georgia, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Peachtree City, Georgia officials were supposed to decide today whether to go through with financing a $3.2 million municipal broadband project but there are too many questions about whether it’s sustainable, so they postponed the decision.

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