Anna Gassman-Pines and Laura Bellows looked at the timing of food stamp benefits and student test scores in North Carolina. Math scores for third- through eighth-graders appear to peak around days 20-24 in the food stamp cycle, while reading scores peak from days 15-19.
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“By having all fuel taxes originate in and go directly to the states, skipping the indecisive middlemen in Washington, our roads and bridges can be more efficiently funded, fixed, maintained and improved,” writes Henry Petroski, a professor of civil engineering and history.
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