This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, which deregulated American freight…
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Happy 40th to the Staggers Rail Act, Which Deregulated and Saved the U.S. Rail Industry

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, which deregulated American freight rail and saved it from looming oblivion.

At the time of passage, the U.S. economy muddled along amid ongoing malaise, and our rail industry teetered due to decades of overly bureaucratic sclerosis.  Many other domestic U.S. industries had disappeared, and our railroads faced the same fate.  But by passing the Staggers Rail Act, Congress restored a deregulatory approach that in the 1980s allowed other U.S. industries to thrive.  No longer would government determine what services railroads could offer, their rates or their routes, instead restoring greater authority to the railroads themselves based upon cost-efficiency.

Today, U.S. rail flourishes even amid the coronavirus pandemic…[more]

October 13, 2020 • 11:09 PM

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Wednesday, September 24 2014

A Manatee County (Florida) mother is criticizing her local school district for shortening recess time for elementary school students.

According to news reports, the mother, who happens to be an estate lawyer, is considering a lawsuit after her third grader came home from school "stressed and upset" because she did not have recess. The mother plans to bring a motion before the school board to restore recess time in all elementary schools.

The school district maintains that all students are getting the required amount of time for physical activity each week, but acknowledges that recess time may have been shortened if the students are getting more physical education time. The mother counters that parents were never told about a plan to reduce recess time.

Source: The Bradenton Herald (FL)

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