Day: <span>August 10, 2010</span>

Making school kids a partisan issue

Public education isn’t a partisan issue, or at least it shouldn’t be. But that is exactly what Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Republicans in Congress are intent on making it. Texas’ public schools are substantially underfunded, and Texas educators are underpaid. Yet, even in the face of an $18 billion state revenue shortfall next […]

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Cracking down on ethnic studies

Arizona’s sunstroke over immigration may soon exact a financial penalty from students in one of that state’s larger school districts. Tom Horne, Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction, backed a new state law designed to ban ethnic studies in the state’s public schools. It was signed by Gov. Jan Brewer a few weeks after the state’s […]

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