Academic achievement vs. career prep vs. citizenship. A new survey reveals that public consensus is elusive, but local schools continue to get top grades.
Millions of students are learning in dilapidated, obsolete and unhealthy facilities, but there is very little oversight over the nation’s public school infrastructure.
Which states spend the most – and least – per pupil on public education?
Do shorter school weeks produce savings without compromising student achievement? Depends on who you ask.
Not only has education funding not recovered from pre-recession levels, some states are still cutting.
Closing schools has a negative impact on students and communities. “There is something wrong with a system that blames children,” says expert.
Embedded advertising in schools is more prevalent than ever, even though it jeopardizes the well-being of children and generates little revenue for education.
Only one state, Colorado, has adopted the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR. North Carolina educators are making sure their state isn’t the second.
Most lawmakers agree that low- income students, like all children, deserve a great public school— until it’s time to pay for it.
Over the past decade, states have reduced their investment in the public good, while the federal government has increased it.