The Answer Sheet: Funding

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Coalition of 114 education groups: Ryan 2015 budget would ‘devastate’ schools

The organizations say it will do irreparable harm to public education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:09 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Funding

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The Koch brothers’ influence on college campus is spreading

A Center for Public Integrity analysis of Internal Revenue Service tax filings shows how much the Kochs are spending -- and where -- in higher education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Funding

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Billionaires are privatizing science too -- not just public education

Some are troubled that personal interests of private philanthropists are affecting pursuit of science.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Funding

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 02/05/2014

America’s school funding problems, state by state

A new report shows how unfair funding is across the country.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:17 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Funding

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Surprising new research on school funding

What Philadelphia schools does despite being severely underfunded.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School funding

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/29/2013

How government shutdown would affect public schools

There would be repercussions.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Funding Issues, Government Shutdown

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/01/2013

Philadelphia passes 'doomsday' school budget

Gone is funding for paper, new books, counselors, librarians, assistant principals and more. Really.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drastic Cuts, Philadelphia Schools, School funding

Posted at 11:08 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Rich siblings spend big bucks to affect California education funding

Molly Munger vs. California Gov. Jerry Brown is this week's case study in our continuing look at how billionaires (and millionaires) are throwing around their money to drive education reform.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:08 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bad Behavior, Education funding; California schools

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/14/2010

Where education reform is heading: From extreme to extremum

If you want to understand where public education reform is heading, look south and east to Florida, where the governor-elect, Rick Scott, is talking about a new funding student formula that is more likely to destroy the public school system than accomplish anything else.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charter schools, Charter schools, Charter schools | Tags:  florida schools, jeb bush, opportunity scholarships, private schools, public education system, public schools, rick scott, school choice movement, school funding formula, universal voucher program, universal vouchers, vouchers

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/12/2010

Study shows deep disparities in funding for schools

A new study starkly shows deep disparities in the way school districts across the country are funded, a reality that raises big questions about how effective “reforms” that don’t deal with the issue of equity can really be.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Equity, Equity | Tags:  cost per student, equity, funding report card, how to fund schools, is school funding fair?, report card, research, school funding, school resources

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 09/21/2010

World Bank invests more in education; big gap remains

The World Bank announced that it will make $750 million in additional investment through 2015 to achieve universal primary education. The additional funding of $150 million per year over the next five years represents less than 1/100 of the total global need.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:56 AM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Equity | Tags:  education, education funding, education investment, fu, oins summit, united nations summit, world bank

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/20/2010

What Americans really think about public schools

In an era of unrelenting bashing of public education by “experts,” a new poll shows that most Americans actually like their neighborhood public schools -- though they don’t seem to like public schools in general -- and they have trust in teachers. And the Obama administration’s education agenda gets mixed reviews in the 2010 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research, Research | Tags:  content standards, failing schools, gallup poll, kappan magazine, obama and education, obama and school reform, pdk poll, phi delta kappa, public schools, school funding, standardized tests, teacher quality, teachers and pay, teachers and respect, what americans think about education

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 05/20/2010

California sued over education funding crisis

Desperate educators in California are suing the state over a school funding system that has left many districts unable to provide all students with an equal opportunity to meet the state’s academic goals.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:05 PM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Equity | Tags:  Robles-Wong v. California, california and schools and lawsuit, california budget crisis, california lawsuit, california school crisis, funding lawsuit, funding lawsuit and california, schools lawsuit

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/13/2010

Why Obama’s schools funding approach is upsetting educators

School superintendents across the country are becoming increasingly worried about the Obama administration's plans to turn new education funding into competitive grants, including for the government's main program for helping schools in high-poverty areas.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:08 PM ET, 04/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education Secretary Duncan, Education Secretary Duncan, Education Secretary Duncan | Tags:  No Child Left Behind, Obama and education, Obama and school reform, Obama's blueprint, President Obama, Race to the Top, education funding, funding for schools, school reform