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Privileging the Few over the Many in Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Jack Jennings

We need to have policies that help all students to succeed, and not just the few. Ayn Rand and her philosophical followers would have us be concerned only about future "strivers." Our better nature, most religions, and our country's core beliefs call for us to help all.

Kansas Cuts To Education Unconstitutional, Court Rules

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

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...

Scott Walker Cuts To Teacher Benefits Offset Much Of School Aid Losses

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Jason Stein | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education

MADISON -- Cuts to teachers' benefits championed by Gov. Scott Walker offset about two-thirds of the reductions to school revenue resulting from his b...

Let Them Eat Opera: Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Gets Honored for Supporting the Arts While Slashing the Arts

Pamela Haag | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
Pamela Haag

Giving a Lifetime Achievement Award for the arts to a governor who is slashing an educational foundation of the arts is one small, but provocative, example of the fantastical cognitive dissonance in politics today.

School District Considers Shutting Down Every Other Monday

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Snow days are so passé. Now it's all about budget cut days. Yes, faced with budget woes, the Burnsville School district is considering giving its ...

Seattle High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Education Cuts (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.16.2011 | Education

Hundreds of students from five Seattle-area high schools walked out of classes Wednesday to protest Washington state's cuts to education funding. T...

Education Funding In Most States Below Pre-Recession Levels

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Most states have cut state funding for schools this year, and a majority of states are funding K-12 education at levels lower than before the recessio...

School: It's Way More Boring Than When You Were There

Salon | Daniel Denvir | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids Forty-nine million or so American chil...

Joy Resmovits

Rick Perry 'Full Of Contradictions' Say Texas Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Texas students and teachers went back to school Monday, 10 days after the man they cite as the cause of their schools' funding-related woes announced ...

Joy Resmovits

Education Loses In Minn. Government Shutdown Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

On Monday afternoon, highway cars and intense security surrounded Minnesota's capitol building, where only officials, legislators and their aides were...

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit, Teacher Layoffs Follow Wisconsin Budget Signing

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education

Just days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed the state's budget with massive cuts to education funding, Wisconsin's teachers are on the chop...

Joy Resmovits

New Detroit Public Schools Budget Cuts Teacher Pay, Non-Teaching Services

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.23.2011 | Education

This story has been updated. Detroit Public Schools officials released the district's proposed 2012 budget Thursday, a plan rife with cuts and chan...