NY schools have increasingly co-located charter schools inside public schools as a cost-cutting measure. Co-locations can lead to disparities, division and tension among students, which can impede learning.
Both Louisiana and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development should immediately reopen settlement talks and work with post-Katrina plaintiffs to achieve the best result for homeowners who are still struggling to repair their homes and their communities.
During the last two decades, state spending on prisons grew by 127%, six times the rate of spending on higher education. Policymakers should be able to propose sentencing reform without fear of being labeled "soft on crime."
Think of the debit fee as an invisible, federal sales tax on everything you buy with a card -- except that you never got to vote on it and may not have even known it existed before it came up in the debate over bank reform.