In response to Fred Nathan’s (July 30) op-ed praising New Mexico’s efforts to end predatory lending, I must assert that the celebratory tone is premature and misguided. Two significant studies conducted by the Southwest Public Policy Institute — “No Loan For You!” published in March 2023 and “No Loan For You, Too!” published in June […]
Last week, the Southwest Public Policy Institute joined Carrie Sheffield from the Independent Women’s Forum, Tirzah Duren from the American Consumer Institute, and Ann Petros from the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions for the panel discussion “Protecting Lending Services For Unbanked, Low-Income Americans”, part of IWF’s Center for Economic Opportunity Policy Chat series. In […]
Recent data from the National Assessment of Academic Progress (NAEP), also known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” reveals a significant decline in reading and math scores for 13-year-olds. The results highlight the academic failures caused by COVID lockdowns and school closures. The average scores in reading have dropped to levels last observed in the 1970s, […]
On this day of remembrance, let us honor those who have served and continue to serve our country, protecting the freedom and rights we hold dear.
Originally published at tucson.com on June 29, 2023. As the smackdown over school choice in Arizona intensifies, taxpayers in the Grand Canyon State should know that they’re paying for both attacks on and defenses of the Empowerment Scholarship Account Program. The Arizona School Boards Association charges that “vouchers” impose “unsustainable” costs and are “a massive blow to […]
We are thrilled to announce that Patrick Brenner, president of the Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI), will be representing SPPI as a distinguished panelist at the Independent Women’s Forum. The panel will test a simple, powerful idea: how do we ensure fair lending policies for vulnerable Americans; and will bring together experts to address the […]
The unintended consequences of price controls on consumer access to credit.
Embracing universal school choice can provide more funding for students at a lower cost to taxpayers, offering diverse educational opportunities and debunking misconceptions about its impact on public schools.
Parents in New Mexico’s largest school districts express dissatisfaction with the quality of public education.
Parents of Las Cruces Public Schools students are generally dissatisfied with the public school system. What’s the solution?