WAR ON EDUCATION AND STUDENTS
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Schools and the government should focus on income, not savings, when awarding financial aid assistance
A new consensus is emerging in education politics.
Madfloridian's Journal - Another "false front" education reform group? Keep eye out for their op eds in local papers.The Michigan Education Association writes about the Education Action Group and warns to watch out for their activities. Behind the false front Note the ties to the Mackinac Center and the DeVos family.
KANSAS — The Student Press Law Center and a college journalist filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Johnson County Community College in Kansas for excessive fees to release open records, including nearly $10,000 to produce one day’s worth of emails. The college estimated a total of $24,130.72 to fulfill requests by the SPLC and former copy editor Marcus Clem for staff emails and documents related to other open records requests.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Department of Education officially released standards for states to exempt themselves from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.
September 18, 2011 MEDIA ROOTS- Forty years ago, Finland began transforming its educational system to a more personalized methodology of teacher to student learning as part of the government's economic recovery plan.
September 24-October 1 is Banned Books Week, and ACLU staff and volunteers are posting their thoughts about the freedom to read throughout the week.
As part of the program to shrink the national deficit, House Republicans have introduced a proposal that would cut funding to Pell college tuition grants, NPR and 30 other education programs , the San Fransisco Chronicle reports. The House Appropriation committee, whose members authored the legislation, are also seeking to eliminate President Obama’s “Race to the Top” initiative.
Wisconsin | Mark Miller says Wisconsin Republicans enacted the most drastic cuts to K-12 schools of any state in the nationWhen Wisconsin’s monthly unemployment numbers for August took another bad turn, both major political parties scrambled to affix blame. Republican Governor Scott Walker pointed at "problems in the national economy" in his weekly radio address on Sept. 22, 2011. Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller, D-Monona, fingered the Republican agenda of budget cuts and tax breaks for businesses for failing to create family supporting jobs.
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Madfloridian's Journal - Ed reform group leader showed true colors in ugly note to a Ft. Wayne union teacher.The note is posted at the website of the Ft.
The State of Public Libraries in the U.S: This is article and info graphic by Guest Writer Jocelyn Blore There’s something comforting about the public library. It has long been a symbol of knowledge... Israeli Murder by Neglect Israel operates one of the world’s most unconscionable gulags.
September/October 2011 Administrators Ate My Tuition Want to get college costs in line?