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Texas: Charter Lobby Seeks Capital Funding

The charter industry in Texas wants to take part of the capital funding that now goes to public schools. Charter schools in Texas do not perform as well as public schools, but they have a powerful lobby of business elites who are contemptuous of public schools. 74 more words

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US Representative from Texas threatens provision banning horse slaughter on US soil

Rep. Henry Bonilla says “It’s Coming Out” to Agriculture Appropriations Bill amendment suspending funding for USDA horse slaughter plant inspections

WASHINGTON DC (Oct. 21, 2005) – Federal legislation that would ban horse slaughter on US soil for Fiscal Year 2006 saving the taxpayer an estimated $5 Million could be under serious threat because of Texas politician, Rep. 203 more words

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Harvest Fair

An afternoon of entertainment, cream teas, craft stalls and games in aid of the hospital patients.


Philadelphia Taxes Soda to Pay for Early Education

Philadelphia has a new first: the city is using a tax on soda to support an expansion of early education and other public programs.

Last month, “The City Council gave final approval to a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet beverages,” … 507 more words


ECOT: How Ohio Wastes Money to Pay for Students Who Don't Participate

Bill Phillis of the Ohio Equity and Adequacy Coalition writes about the results of an investigation conducted by the Ohio Department of Education:

ECOT’s waste felt at the school district level… 151 more words

Charter Schools

Acquisitions By MicroCaps Aren't The Problem...

I recently read a blog post titled “Why Do Most Acquisitions by Microcaps Destroy Shareholder Value?“. The author points out that “50-90% of all mergers and acquisitions fail to meet financial expectations” (a statistic some considered skewed by unrealistic expectations, billion dollar M&A blunders, and a lack of data on lower market M&A).While it’s very true that many M&A transactions fall short,  450 more words


Public Policy and the Graduate Student Part 2: How to Make a Positive Impact on Science Through Public Policy

By Tamara Escajadillo

Greetings again from America’s Finest City (not that we see that much of it as graduate students, but I digress). It is time again to delve into the realm of public policy, but this time on a lighter note. 882 more words

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