Thursday, August 21, 2014

Corporate Tax Loopholes Under Scrutiny

January 3, 2012 by twalker  
Filed under Education Funding, Featured News, Top Stories

Share

By Tim Walker As state governments struggle with bleak fiscal outlooks in 2012 and drastic budget cuts continue to take affect, many citizens still assume that lawmakers have tapped into every available source of revenue. Still, a creeping sense that not everyone has been paying their fair share has shifted the conversation. Widespread news coverage [...]

As School Year Begins, States Reel From Education Cuts

August 30, 2011 by twalker  
Filed under Education Funding, Featured News, Top Stories

Share

By Alain Jehlen and Tim Walker Most school districts are heading into their third straight year of funding cuts, and students will pay the price. The Center for Education Policy (CEP) and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), two independent think tanks, recently surveyed the national budget landscape and detailed the extent of [...]

Will Corporations Ever Share in the Sacrifice?

Share

By Tim Walker Across the nation, public education, health care, and other critical services are getting slashed because, as many politicians love to say, “We’re broke.” Apparently it’s the fault of the middle class, so the burden of restoring fiscal stability has been placed on the shoulders of working men and women. It’s time to [...]

A Taxing Story of Big Business Robbing Public Schools

Share

By Cynthia McCabe It’s tax day. Time to pay up. But not for everyone. Every day in this country, big businesses are getting a sweetheart deal paid for by our public school children. And no, we’re not talking high-interest lunch money loans. It’s common practice in most states and municipalities to let businesses off the [...]