From the MPPI Press:
I'll Never Forget ItMemoirs of a Political Accident from East Baltimore
In this frank and unadorned memoir, Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel leads us through the story of his life, from his childhood in East Baltimore to his baseball days at the University of Maryland, to law school, the House of Delegates, and the governor's office. Mandel explains how a combination of conviction and serendipity landed him in some quite intriguing situations. Marylanders can now have a more intimate look at this fascinating life.
Maryland: A Guide to the IssuesSecond Edition
The Maryland Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Maryland: A Guide to the Issues. Written by some of the region's top policy experts, this book provides careful analysis of many of the key issues that now confront the state.
From education to transportation, to health care to tax and spending issues and public safety, each of these policy issues require and demand a well-informed debate among lawmakers who determine solutions that guide Maryland. We hope that the Guide will advance discussion of those issues and inspire effective policy responses.
School Choice for MarylandA Guide for Families and Voters
This School Choice for Maryland handbook is written to inform Maryland parents and taxpayers and help give them the tools they need to benefit from the school choice revolution—a movement where, thus far, Maryland has been left behind. My hope is that this handbook will help Marylanders begin a conversation about how we too can benefit from embracing policies that give parents more options for how to educate their children. The more we know and understand about school choice opportunities that currently exist in our country, the better able we will be to call for these options in the Old Line State.
We Marylanders owe present and future generations of children the best opportunities possible through our public school system and elsewhere. As you read this handbook, please consider what kind of education your child is receiving, and if you are satisfied with what is being delivered in your district. I thank you for taking the time to read School Choice for Maryland and look forward to having you join the conversation.
21st Century HighwaysInnovative Solutions to America's Transportation Needs
Launched in 1956 to build America’s interstate highway system, today’s federal highway program suffers from an identity crisis, according to a new book by the Heritage Foundation and the Maryland Public Policy Institute. In Chapter 9, “Maryland Transportation: Problems and Solutions,” Peter Samuel examines highway transportation and mass transit in Maryland.
Health Care in Maryland: A Diagnosis
Health Care in Maryland: A Diagnosis examines crucial issues affecting Maryland’s health care environment and offers fresh solutions to those problems.
Getting Results: High-Performing, Low-Income Schools in Maryland
Educators nationwide have heard the refrain too often: Children from low-income homes have low academic achievement levels. But many public schools are proving that bleak economic backgrounds are not destiny.