Upcoming midterm elections in Mexico will not produce the kind of political momentum that President Peña Nieto needs to consolidate his legacy.
This may support the market explanation for rising executive compensation, as opposed to managerial power.
There are things that are appropriate for charter school authorizers (and the legislators that write charter school policy) to ask schools to demonstrate before they are allowed to accept students and public dollars. And there are things that are inappropriate for them to request. Many authorizers (and legislators) have gone far beyond what is reasonable and appropriate.
The chief responsibility for the destruction of Palmyra will rest with the Islamic State. But it is worth considering why a reactionary interpretation of Islamic law has taken hold among groups like the Taliban, the Islamic State, and Al Qaeda affiliates.