‘It Is a Disgrace That Our Public Schools Are So Poorly Funded’

By Janine Jackson ~ FAIR ~ As we record on January 16, the strike by more than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers is entering its third day. The decision to go on strike is never a whimsical one; the union, United Teachers Los Angeles, hasn’t had a strike in nearly 30 years. Coverage appears to be deepening as the labor action continues, but corporate media’s initial response consisted of headlines like the New York Times’…

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No, Private Schools Aren’t Better at Educating Kids Than Public Schools. Why This New Study Matters

By Valerie Strauss ~ Washington Post via Common Dreams ~ The results confirm what earlier research found but are especially important amid a movement to privatize public education Despite evidence showing otherwise, it remains conventional wisdom in many parts of the education world that private schools do a better job of educating students, with superior standardized test scores and outcomes. It is one of the claims that some supporters of…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | State Moves Aid From Schools to Families

State Moves Aid From Schools to Families

As if the funding for schools wasn’t bad enough as it is, state legislators are proposing and implementing a process that will make it even worse: taking money from the public school funding and giving to families instead. The idea is that families can use the money to take their children out of public schools and enroll them in the school that they believe to be best for their child; whether that…

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