“We’ve not done enough to help kids at the lower end of the socio-economic rungs."
Rural schools make up more than half of the school districts in America and serve around a quarter of the nation’s students.
As parents and students reenter public schools for a new year, they’re hearing a lot about “school choice.”
Sometimes it takes a funnyman to make sense.
High school graduation season is in full bloom in many communities around the nation, but in some places, parents with children still in schools have to be worried about the conditions of the schools they’ll return to in the fall – or even if the schools will open at all.
Conservative lawmakers are well known for wanting to cut funding to public education. But just remember, every time they take a swing at public school budgets, they hit poor kids.
Folks are disgusted with Donald Trump’s “University” that lured students – “with tantalizing promises of riches,” according to the New York Times – into taking on huge amounts of debt to earn real estate degrees that were “basically worthless,” according to an analysis in Time magazine.
What one North Carolina teacher calls “an assault on teacher pay” is actually an assault on public education budgets altogether, and it’s not limited to her state.
When members of the U.S. House of Representatives consider, beginning today, a bill to incentivize the expansion of charter schools, you can expect there to be a lot of heat but not very much light in their discussion of the need for more of these institutions.
Cuts to government spending like the now-reviled “sequester” are not only “dumb” as my colleague Robert Borosage explained this week. They are literally making us dumber. Unfortunately, cuts to essential funds for educating our children aren’t limited to the dreaded sequester.
It’s a popular analogy among fans of the political game to call Republicans the “Daddy Party” and assign “Mommy Party” to Democratic folk. Deadbeat dads are famous for withholding financial support from children. So Republicans seem to fit the mold here.