Our policy research function is manifested in policy papers stressing that government in Pennsylvania - and government leaders in the Commonwealth - should focus on accountability, efficiency, and responsibility in providing government services and in public service.
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The Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy's Mission
The Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization that stresses that government in Pennsylvania - and government leaders in the Commonwealth - should focus on accountability, efficiency, and responsibility in providing government services and in public service. The Center places special emphasis on free market principles, the role of servanthood, and the responsibilities of citizenship that form the foundation of our political structure.
Recent Additions to our Policy Papers
Read the probing coverage The Patriot-News has given to the foibles and follies that taint and tatter the Harrisburg School Board, and the way the schools have been run reminds of Einstein’s definition of insanity. Review the history of various operating approaches, and it resembles a familiar set of instructions – local control, state takeover, […]
Women’s History Month was officially designated thirty-plus years ago, extending and elevating the observance above preceding weeks and days. There is likely no tabulation of how many Pennsylvanians attended an event, celebration, or commemoration during March. As for progress in the history books, it turns out an assessment was recently conducted. A single page […]
Gee, Ollie, nothing hard about that one. Surely it should, in the name of sustaining a healthy and vibrant democracy. Of course, how to achieve the desired level of overall competency and certify its validity conjures up that old bugaboo, the devil in the details. To test, or not to test, has become one of […]
While we frequently and justifiably pay tribute to the wisdom of the Founding Fathers and the great leaders who followed, we do not faithfully heed their admonitions. Thomas Jefferson said: “I cannot live without books.” Abraham Lincoln said: “All I have learned, I learned from books.” Looking for something of more recent vintage? Prize-winning author […]