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Finance Systems Perpetuate Inequitable Funding Of U.S. Schools

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

According to a report out of the Center for American Progress, inequitable per-pupil spending perpetuated by regressive state and local school-finance...

Gaylord v. the Kids

Joel Judd | Posted 06.28.2012 | Denver
Joel Judd

Aurora wants to give the Gaylord hotel company a big subsidy to build a hotel next to Denver International Airport. Is Colorado better off using money for the kids or giving it to Gaylord?

School Districts Sound Sour Note to Cut Costs

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 06.06.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

A report this week by the U.S. Department of Education paints a dreary picture of arts education in the nation.

Money Must Follow the Student in Brown's School Funding Reform

John Affeldt | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
John Affeldt

No matter what you think of its merits, you have to admire Governor Jerry Brown's new finance reform proposal for its sheer boldness.

Does More Money Mean Better Education?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Amid major slashes to public funding, political leaders have cited assertions that money doesn't affect student learning to sometimes justify cutting ...