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.
Students who need the most support are given the least. Are states finally ready to address widening opportunity gaps?
Public education was major news in 2014. Here are the issues that scored the biggest headlines.
The national economy may be rebounding from the 2007 – 2009 recession, but school revenue continues to take a hit. Lack of funding has shut students out from athletics, clubs, and after-school help.