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Back to the No Future: Wealth Bottoms Out to 1986 Levels for 90% of Americans

Back to the No Future: Wealth Bottoms Out to 1986 Levels for 90% of Americans
Just in case you need a reminder of how lopsided the economy has become, a new paper from economists at the London School of Economics and the University of California at Berkeley shows the bottom 90 percent of American families are no wealthier than they were in 1986. While the top one percent have seen their share of wealth steadily grow, the vast majority of Americans are making due with less.
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New Study: US Adults Score Below Average on Math, Reading and Technology Tests

New Study: US Adults Score Below Average on Math, Reading and Technology Tests
In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength — American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday. Adults in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and multiple other countries scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas on the test.
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Kimberly Hefling
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Forbes Magazine: Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City

Forbes Magazine: Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City
In case it wasn't obvious, the bottom line for charter schools isn't a new alternative to public education but big business' bottom line. A report in Forbes, shows that charter schools are in corporate portfolios right next to movie megaplexes and retail space. However, only one of these holdings is funded with tax payer dollars.
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