U.S. Air Dominance in a Fiscally Constrained Environment: Defining Paths to the Future Dominant airpower is essential to virtually every operation the U.S. military conducts. It is an essential component of the U.S. military’s “DNA.” Budget cuts, shrinking force structure, poor investments in modernization, technological innovation and a growing anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) threat [Read More...]
The Right Way To Modernize: The Army’s Airborne Reconnaissance Low Planes Executive Summary The U.S. Army maintains a small fleet of fixed-wing aircraft for providing timely reconnaissance to its commanders during combat operations. The most capable such planes are EO-5C Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) planes, which detect, identify and track hostile [Read More...]
U.S. Air Dominance: Global Precision Strike Research Study Executive Summary The first conflict dominated by precision strike capabilities, Desert Storm, occurred more than two decades ago. Since then, all conflicts in which the United States has engaged have been marked by the extensive, even overwhelming, application [Read More...]
Blended Learning Comes To A Catholic Diocese: A How-To Guide Based On The San Jose Experience Click here to download a printer-friendly PDF of this study. In an historic first, a Catholic diocese is launching a “blended learning” program at seven elementary schools this fall. California’s Diocese of San Jose schools will introduce a blended learning [Read More...]
California English Learners Continue to Post the Smallest of Reading Gains Click here to download printer-friendly PDF.California public schools have not, for the most part, had much success increasing proficiency rates for most English learners. This has been the case in both English language arts and math for most students, [Read More...]
Applying Performance-Based Funding To Public Education Executive Summary The purpose of performance-based funding (PBF) is to better align funding for schools with important student outcomes to incent ongoing, improved performance of schools individually and systemically. PBF provides an opportunity to make strategic investments in schools by [Read More...]
America Needs To Develop A New Bomber Now Research Study The Lexington Institute has prepared a concise study explaining why development of the Air Force’s Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) is essential to national security. The following summary captures the major points made in the study. SUMMARY CONTENTS [Read More...]
Repairing the Nation’s Education System for Adult English Learners Executive Summary Key Points: • 23 million US adults with Limited English Proficiency — 2.9 million are native-born. • Immigrants are often highly-motivated to learn English. • Available government data suggests the adult English as a Second Language system is [Read More...]
Competitive Defense Contracting: When It Makes Sense (and When It Doesn’t) Research Study Executive Summary Competition has become the mantra of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) acquisition corps. The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Mr. Frank Kendall has gone on record saying “I think that nothing, nothing, [Read More...]
Teaching History In Public Schools An Analysis of State Requirements Executive Summary American students continue to demonstrate a pattern of alarmingly poor knowledge of their nation’s history. Whether measured by the U.S. Department of Education or by private organizations, the results vary little and show [Read More...]
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