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Education Budget Cuts

I Support Slashing Our Schools' Gym Class Budget

Galanty Miller | Posted 12.08.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I've been told by people involved in physical education that gym class has changed since when I was a kid in the 1980s. Now it's about individual achievement and exercise programs. It wasn't like that when I was a kid.

'MythBusters' Host Exposes Big Problem In Science Education

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.11.2014 | Science

The "MythBusters" guys may not be professional scientists, but they have strong opinions about how science education should be conducted in U.S. class...

What We Lose When We Cut Fine Arts Education

Peter Greene | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

A few nights ago I attended our high school choir concert. It was particularly bittersweet because our young choir director has had quite a year.

Those Greedy Prius-Driving, Coupon-Clipping Teachers!

David Lyell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Los Angeles
David Lyell

Talk to any LAUSD teacher and they will tell you they clearly want a fair, living wage and that a raise is long overdue. In fact, in my conversations with fellow teachers and health and human services professionals, I have yet to meet anyone who thinks a raise isn't long overdue.

Jared Gilmour

Sequestration Bake Sale Offers Multimillion-Dollar Cookies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a bake sale doomed to fail, with several cookies priced at more than $100 million. But the lack of sales was expected. The real g...

North Carolina GOP Dubs Millions in Education Cuts as 'Opportunity Scholarships'

Michael Sargeant | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

The GOP is at it again -- trying to give damaging policy ideas a pretty name in hopes that Americans will not notice that the ideas themselves are dangerous.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Can't Get No Satisfaction, Says Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

As school districts continued to cut budgets, increase class sizes, and implement teacher performance evaluations, teachers' job satisfaction plummet...

California Governor Pushes School Funding Overhaul

The Sacramento Bee | Kevin Yamamura | Posted 02.25.2013 | Education

After California schools eliminated art programs and increased class sizes to survive budget cuts, they are finally on the verge of getting more money...

Amid Cuts, Philadelphia To Close 37 Public Schools

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 12.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Saying the struggling Philadel...

Parents Ask School Board: 'Please Tax Me'

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Parents in Beaverton, Ore. are asking the school board to tax them more. One year after Beaverton voters rejected a local option levy that would ha...

Pittsburgh Public Schools To Vote On Resolution Opposing Sequestration

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Eleanor Chute | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board is preparing to vote on a resolution opposing sequestration, which Superintendent Linda Lane said would have a "pr...

Prop. 30 Not A Cure-All For California Schools

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | Shanna McCord | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

SANTA CRUZ -- The Santa Cruz City Schools board meeting Wednesday erupted with cheers and applause when the district's business chief, Alvaro Meza, wa...

Education 'Insiders' Extremely Skeptical Of Positive Education Reform Post-Election

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

Education consulting group Whiteboard Advisors recently conducted surveys of 50-75 anonymous political and policy “insiders” prior to and in the a...

Extending the Reach: Paying Teachers More Within Budget

Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

Both presidential candidates have spoken to the importance of great teachers and their appreciation for influential educators -- a lot. But even as...

Majority Of Wisconsin's School Districts Getting Less Funding This Year

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

About two-thirds of Wisconsin's school districts will see a drop in state funding this year, marking the second of a two-year, $834 million education ...

Nevada Asks Battered Universities To Solve Its Economic Crisis

| Jon Marcus | Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. LAS VEGAS — Just off the graveyard shift, Aaron Starks refuels with coffee in the early-...

Budget, Mass Layoff Fears Loom After Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

* 350,000 public school students return to classes * Labor pact piles more debt on deficit-ridden district ...

Tyler Kingkade

NEED NOT APPLY: Public Colleges Bring In Out-Of-State Students To Replace State Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.13.2012 | College

Tuition has more than doubled since Alicia Nichols, a California resident, started as a San Diego State University undergraduate in 2006. But it's not...

Districts Stand To Lose Millions Under Ryan Budget Proposal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

A New America Foundation analysis has calculated that under Paul Ryan’s budget proposal to cut federal spending by 20 percent, 77 percent of the 1,5...

Out-Of-State, International Students Used To Fill Budget Gaps (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.13.2012 | College

When states cut funding to public higher education, universities usually raise tuition. That's nothing new. What is new is the trend of administrators...

What Does 'Furlough' Mean to a Fourth Grader?

Rob Furman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Education
Rob Furman

Educators would agree that this is a terrible time for public education, but I got to thinking: What about the children? What lessons are they learning from this experience, if any? I decided to interview some of our fourth grade students and get their perspective on the plight of public education, politics and government.

64 Schools To Close Amid Impending Dissolution Of Philadelphia District

| Dale Mezzacappa | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. District staff and consultants are recommending a sweeping overhaul of ...

Education Budget Crisis: Cut Today and Lose Tomorrow

Joon Chuah | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Joon Chuah

In the current economic climate, university administrators must consider the long-term implications of their decisions. These decisions will greatly impact the future of these institutions and the quality of research and education they provide.

Community Colleges Need Alternatives

The Daily Trojan | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
The Daily Trojan

A reason students attend community college before applying to a more expensive four-year college is to save money. Pricier courses would undermine their purpose: providing affordable options to students from all backgrounds.

Caught in the Middle

Eddie N. Fakhoury | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Eddie N. Fakhoury

A small boost for a district that finds itself caught in the middle means protecting it from falling to the high-need end of the scale where investment will be more costly and return on investment will take more time.