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Education Cuts

Cuts to Arts Education Would Shortchange Our Children

Robin Bronk | Posted 05.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Robin Bronk

That leaders are seriously considering devastating cuts to elementary arts education programs in L.A., arguably the American city where the positive economic impact of the arts is most apparent, ought to be a wake-up call to all of us.

Tyler Kingkade

California Lawmakers Side With College Students On Proposed Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.08.2012 | College

A controversial proposal from Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown to slash grant funding for private school students was defeated on Wednesday, aft...

Tyler Kingkade

Students In California, New York Call For Millionaire's Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.05.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Thousands of students, union members and Occupy protesters are gathering Monday at the New York and California state capitols, calling for...

It's Now Cheaper To Go To School At Harvard Than In Cal State

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

Going to school at Harvard University is cheaper than attending a public university in California. According to the Bay Area News Group, a "family ...

WATCH: San Francisco Students Protest Education Cuts

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 05.02.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Students, educators and Occupy Wall Street activists held demonstrations Thursday across California to protest state budget cuts...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students Ditch Class, Protest Education Cuts

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

After the Washington state government proposed in a special legislative session to cut education funding as a way to close a $2 billion budget gap, hu...

YoungArts Comes to LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

The level of professionalism from these young artists was both stunning and inspirational, and provided great hope for those of us devoted to the future of the arts in America.

Lights Out for Third World America?

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.21.2012 | Education
Bernard Starr

Currently, our children are not likely to meet the demands of a highly competitive and technological global 21st-century economy. Abandon them and you cancel your insurance policy for a robust future!

Cuts in Education: A Failing Choice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We still talk about public education as the great equalizer and pathway out of poverty, but continue to fall far short in assuring millions of poor children upward mobility.

Occupy Demonstrators Arrested After Protesting Massive Education Cuts

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO — Police arrested a number of Occupy protesters and students Wednesday who stormed into a downtown San Francisco bank and shouted ...

We Shood Make Eevin Moar Cuts to Publick Educayshun

James Napoli | Posted 12.06.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

What are all these teechurs complayning about? I meen, what the heck do they reely do for saciety anyways?

What's Driving Educational Reform in America?

Franklin Schargel | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education
Franklin Schargel

Is it the governors who are demanding that schools be more effective while making draconiana cuts eliminating teachers, closing schools and eliminating subjects that children come to school to enjoy?

We Are Forgetting About Our Kids

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education
Marc Joseph

Education is what has helped the quality of American society grow so quickly in the last couple hundred years. This is because adults have made the right sacrifices for all of our kids.

Getting Children Ready For School

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.12.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Staying in school and receiving a quality education are the best deterrents to juvenile delinquency. Yet almost half of our states spend on average more than three times as much per prisoner as per public school pupil.

Paving the Road to a Hungrier, Unhealthier and Less-Educated Nation

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Kids who spend more than half their childhood in poverty earn, on average, 39 percent less than median income as adults. Yet, a majority of House lawmakers want to narrow the deficit by making things worse for today's kids.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers In Texas Rally Against Education Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

As Texas lawmakers prepare to cut billions in education funding and give school districts a heavier hand in determining teacher pay, the state's educa...

Students, How About You Appreciate Your Free Education Before You Lose It?

Larry Strauss | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

I was recently contacted, from prison, by a former student, a brilliant young man according to the state standardized tests we were giving a decade ago on which he scored in the 99th percentile in math and not far below that in English.

Group Challenging TABOR In A Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.24.2011 | Denver

*** Update *** The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Wednesday that El Paso County attorney Bill Louis would like to authorize his office to interv...

Protests Against Cuts Planned At Cal State Campuses

AP | Posted 06.13.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- College students and faculty in California and other states on Wednesday planned to protest state budget cuts to higher education tha...

Does Colorado Have to Cut Education? The Answer Is No

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 05.29.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

3,600 school district jobs, making an average of $56,000 a year, will be eliminated in Colorado in the near future. If that isn't worth getting out of your seats -- you're already dead where you sit.

GOP Buyer's Remorse Is Nice, But It Only Matters If It Leads to Votes

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Republicans campaigned in 2010 on creating jobs and cutting spending and the deficit. But once in power, both in the House and in numerous states, all those promises went out the window.

The Case For Investing In School Infrastructure

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

Like our congested highways, bursting water pipes and corroding bridges, decaying schools are a reminder that our prosperity as a nation is jeopardized by physical neglect.

Republican Education Cuts Killing America's Economic Competitiveness

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We must make every school as good as the schools in our wealthiest communities. That is exactly why the Department of Education recently launched the Equity and Excellence Commission.

You Can Do More with Less... But Only for So Long

Bud Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bud Hunt

Colorado's new governor is going to ask high school teachers at three of the city's schools to teach another class per semester. It's a kind of peer pressure move that is based on faulty logic.

What A Government Shutdown Would Mean For Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

So if you've picked up a newspaper in the past week or so, you know that the federal budget is in major flux, with the prospect of a government shutdo...