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"Sam Brownback's Kansas Disaster Is Getting Even Worse": Conservative Policies Are Both A Moral And Practical Disaster

Politics is all too often couched in terms of morality and ethics, rather than simple right and wrong. What I mean by that is that reasonable people can come to different moral value judgments about ethical dilemmas: is it more moral to ensure that everyone has access to a social safety net even if some people game the system, or is it more moral to ensure that people keep all their private property and never have to give it up to someone less hardworking than themselves? 496 more words


"Emerging From The Ferment": The Real Irony Of Scott Walker's Messy Personal Finances

The finances of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got a rather stern once-over from National Journal on Monday.

“Walker has two credit-card debts of more than $10,000 apiece on separate cards and is paying an eye-popping 27.24 percent interest rate on one of them,” the… 914 more words


North Carolina teacher assistant job cuts possible

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Supporters joined Progress N.C. for a rally in Winston-Salem today fighting for teacher assistant jobs.

The proposed state Senate budget would eliminate approximately 8,500 teacher assistant jobs in North Carolina. 380 more words


Students protest education cuts (again)

Students across Australia have gathered for another National Day of Action to protest the government’s higher education reforms.

Organised by the National Union of Students (NUS), the Melbourne Day of Action was significantly smaller than previous events held… 211 more words


Today is the day!

A few weeks ago we wrote a piece outlining the education policies of the main political parties in the run up to today’s general election (interestingly, education hasn’t come up much during this election campaign). 308 more words

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Concordia USD 333 ending school year early because of education cuts

CONCORDIA (KSNT) — It’s what parents, teachers and school administrators feared. Governor Sam Brownback’s education cuts interfering with student’s education.

Two schools in northeast Kansas are forced to end their school year early due to lack of funding. 393 more words


Another Financial Hit to Illinois School Districts

Late last week the General Assembly passed and Governor Rauner signed legislation (HB317) that will provide the Governor with the ability to close an estimated $1.6 billion state funding deficit for the current fiscal year through a combination of fund sweeps and budget cuts.   298 more words