Pacific Research Institute

Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy
The Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI) is a California-based free-market think tank which promotes "the principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility" through policies that emphasize a free economy, private initiative, and limited government. PRI was founded in 1979 by British philanthropist Antony Fisher. The organization is active in the policy areas of education, economics, health care, and the environment. It operates the Center for California's Future, which has a goal of "reinvigorating California's entrepreneurial, self-reliant traditions" and the Laffer Center, which is "focused on educating people on free-markets and supply-side economics."

Presbyterian Church of Australia

PresbyterianPresbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church of Queensland
The Presbyterian Church of Australia (PCA) is the largest Presbyterian denomination in Australia. (The larger Uniting Church in Australia incorporated about two thirds of the PCA in 1977.)

National Agency for Education (Sweden)

Swedish National Agency for EducationNational Agency for Education ''Skolöverstyrelse''
The Swedish National Agency for Education (Statens skolverk, commonly known as Skolverket) is a Government agency in Sweden that oversees the Swedish public school system for children and adults.

Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview

St Ignatius' College, RiverviewSaint Ignatius' CollegeRiverview
Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview is an independent single-sex primary and secondary day and boarding school for boys, conducted in the Jesuit tradition, located in Riverview, a small suburb situated on the Lane Cove River on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

St Gregory's College, Campbelltown

St Gregory's CollegeSt. Gregory's CollegeMarist Brothers Agricultural College
St Gregory's College (abbreviated as SGC or Greg's or St Greg's) is an independent Roman Catholic single-sex and co-educational comprehensive and specialist primary and secondary day and boarding school, located in Gregory Hills, near, a south-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. With specialist expertise as an agricultural school, St Gregory's College provides a co-educational environment for students in the Year K to Year 6 primary school; and a boys-only environment for students in the Year 7 to Year 12 secondary schools.

St Aloysius' College (Sydney)

St Aloysius' CollegeSt Aloysius CollegeSt. Aloysius College
The Eagles organ was sold privately and removed shortly afterwards. Credit for the successful installation of the organ goes to many including the College Foundation for financing the project, Mr Peter Kneeshaw the Organ Consultant for the project and Mr Michael Hissey the Director of Music at the time. Upon completion of the project, it was easily found that the organ had found a good home, with the extreme height of the case fitting neatly under the ceiling with a few centimetres to spare, a live acoustic and, most importantly, a number of talented people who use it daily. Such uses include accompaniment of whole school masses, which at some times numbers to over 1000 people.


KYear Kkindergartens
Previous nursery is optional and may be offered in either private schools or public schools. At private schools, kinders usually consist of three grades, and a fourth one may be added for nursery. The fourth one is called maternal. It goes before the other three years and is not obligatory. While the first grade is a playgroup, the other two are of classroom education. In 2002, the Congress of the Union approved the Law of Obligatory Pre-schooling, which made pre-school education for three to six-year-olds obligatory, and placed it under the auspices of the federal and state ministries of education. In Mongolia, kindergarten is known as "цэцэрлэг" or tsetserleg.

St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill

St. Joseph's College, Hunters HillSt Joseph's CollegeSt. Joseph's College
Dorms and refs are segregated by year, and students tend to receive larger, more private and more privileged accommodation as they advance through the years(i.e. students move from large dormitories to single rooms, and from the College's original accommodation facilities to newly built accommodation). As a secondary school in New South Wales, the College teaches Year 7 to 12 students in accordance with the State Government's education curriculum, as determined by the Board of Studies. At the end of Year 12, successful students are accredited with their Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Loreto Kirribilli

Loreto ConvenLoreto, Kirribilli
In 2010, Loreto acquired the neighbouring Tremayne Private Hotel, formerly a Y.W.C.A. and renamed it the Marian Centre. In the Loreto senior school the following subjects are compulsory: Elective subjects In year 8 students choose a language from the following: In year 9 students chose four electives, two subjects that run for two years (200 hrs) and two subjects that run for one year (100 hrs). They chose from the following subjects: The newly renovated Loreto library was opened in July 2013. The library contains over 27 000 books and resources. The library is located at the top of the Saint Joseph's (J) Block.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionHong Kong, ChinaHongkong
Comprehensive schools fall under three categories: public schools, which are fully government-run; subsidised schools, including government aid-and-grant schools; and private schools, often those run by religious organisations and that base admissions on academic merit. These schools are subject to the curriculum guidelines as provided by the Education Bureau. Private schools subsidised under the Direct Subsidy Scheme and international schools fall outside of this system and may elect to use differing curricula and teach based on other languages.

Monte Sant'Angelo Mercy College

Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy CollegeMonteMonte San't Angelo Mercy College
Monte Sant'Angelo Mercy College (commonly referred to as Monte Sant'Angelo or Monte) is an independent Roman Catholic single-sex secondary day school for girls, located in North Sydney, on the lower north shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Chief Executive of Hong Kong

Chief ExecutiveHong Kong Chief ExecutiveHong Kong Chief Executive's Council of International Advisers
The Chief Executive is elected from a restricted pool of candidates supportive of the Central Government by a 1200-member Election Committee, an electoral college consisting of individuals (i.e. private citizens) and bodies (i.e. special interest groups) selected or elected within 28 functional constituencies, as prescribed in Annex I to the Basic Law. In the first election of the Chief Executive, the Committee consisted of only 400 members. It was expanded to 800 for the second term.

Loreto Normanhurst

Loreto College, NormanhurstLoreto ConventNormanhurst
Loreto Normanhurst is an independent Roman Catholic comprehensive single-sex primary and secondary day and boarding school for girls, located in Normanhurst, a suburb on the upper North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Greek Orthodox Church

Greek OrthodoxGreek OrthodoxyGreek
The name Greek Orthodox Church (Greek: Ἑλληνορθόδοξη Ἑκκλησία, Ellinorthódoxi Ekklisía, ), or Greek Orthodoxy, is a term referring to the body of several Churches within the larger communion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, whose liturgy is or was traditionally conducted in Koine Greek, the original language of the Septuagint and the New Testament, and whose history, traditions, and theology are rooted in the early Church Fathers and the culture of the Byzantine Empire.

No Child Left Behind Act

No Child Left BehindNCLBNo Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Moreover, critics further argue that the current political landscape of this country, which favors market-based solutions to social and economic problems, has eroded trust in public institutions and has undermined political support for an expansive concept of social responsibility, which subsequently results in a disinvestment in the education of the poor and privatization of American schools.

Ministry of Education (Ontario)

Minister of EducationOntario Ministry of EducationMinistry of Education
The Ministry of Education (EDU) is the Government of Ontario ministry responsible for government policy, funding, curriculum planning and direction in all levels of public education, including elementary and secondary schools.


GermanGERFederal Republic of Germany
Currently the population is covered by a health insurance plan provided by statute, with criteria allowing some groups to opt for a private health insurance contract. According to the World Health Organization, Germany's health care system was 77% government-funded and 23% privately funded. In 2014, Germany spent 11.3% of its GDP on health care.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, DCWashington D.C.District of Columbia
Mayor Adrian Fenty's administration made sweeping changes to the system by closing schools, replacing teachers, firing principals, and using private education firms to aid curriculum development. The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board monitors the 52 public charter schools in the city. Due to the perceived problems with the traditional public school system, enrollment in public charter schools has steadily increased. As of 2010, D.C., charter schools had a total enrollment of about 32,000, a 9% increase from the prior year. The District is also home to 92 private schools, which enrolled approximately 18,000 students in 2008.

Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany

Basic LawGerman constitutionGrundgesetz
Another controversy was spawned by the limitation of the right to the invulnerability of the private domain (Unverletzlichkeit der Wohnung) by means of acoustic observation (Großer Lauschangriff). This was done by changes to Art. 13 Paragraph 3 and Art. 6 GG. The changes were challenged in the constitutional court, but the judges confirmed the changes. Other changes took place regarding a redistribution of competencies between federal government and the Länder. * Donald P. Kommers, Russell A. Miller (2012): The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany: Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Duke University Press, 3rd edition (2nd ed. 1997), ISBN: 978-0822352662.


Milwaukee, WisconsinMilwaukee, WICity of Milwaukee
Milwaukee is also home to over two dozen private or parochial high schools and many private and parochial middle and elementary schools. Of persons in Milwaukee aged 25 and above, 86.9% have a high school diploma, and 29.7% have a bachelor's degree or higher. (2012) Milwaukee area universities and colleges: Milwaukee's daily newspaper is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel which was formed when the morning paper the Milwaukee Sentinel merged with the afternoon paper Milwaukee Journal. The city has two free distribution alternative publications, Shepherd Express and Wisconsin Gazette.

State of emergency

state of siegenational emergencyemergency powers
Constitutions are contracts between the government and the private individuals of that country. The International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is an international law document signed and ratified by states. Therefore, the Covenant applies to only those persons acting in an official capacity, not private individuals. However, States Parties to the Covenant are expected to integrate it into national legislation.


transformingandtransforming Germany
Hobbies were regimented, and all private clubs, whether they be for chess, football, or woodworking, were brought under the control of Strength Through Joy, which also provided vacation trips, skiing, swimming, concerts, and ocean cruises. Some 43 million Germans enjoyed trips via the Strength Through Joy initiative and it was this effort which helped inspire the idea of Germans enjoying the acquisition of automobiles and the construction of the Autobahn. It was the largest of the many organizations established by the Nazis and a propaganda success. Workers were also brought in line with the party, through activities such as the Reichsberufswettkampf, a national vocational competition.

Western Europe

WesternWestern EuropeanWest European
Western Europe is the region comprising the western part of Europe. Though the term Western Europe is commonly used, there is no consensus on which countries comprise it.

Dual education system

apprenticeshipDual Educationtwo-track vocational training system
The Vocational Training Act codified and standardized this system across Germany, serving as the foundation upon which the state, the private sector, and trade unions could effectively coordinate to deliver the dual system for a modern Germany. This high level of coordination allowed for the development public education programs and firm specific apprenticeships that are complimentary and mutually reinforcing. As one part of the dual education course, students are trained in a company for three to five days a week. The company is responsible for ensuring that students get the standard quantity and quality of training set down in the training descriptions for each trade.

National Bureau of Economic Research

NBERThe National Bureau of Economic ResearchInnovation Policy and the Economy
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is an American private nonprofit research organization "committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community." The NBER is well known for providing start and end dates for recessions in the United States. Many of the Chairmen of the Council of Economic Advisers have been NBER Research Associates, including the former NBER President and Harvard Professor, Martin Feldstein. The NBER's current President and CEO is Professor James M. Poterba of MIT. The NBER was founded in 1920.