1. Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee will add at least 300 hours of learning time in some of their schools. Just over 1,000 schools across the country already have expanded schedules, 53% more than in 2009.
  2. The National Association for College Admission Counseling found that 50.2% of colleges said high school rankings were of “limited” or “no importance.” 31% said they are of “moderate importance,” and 18.8% said they were of “considerable importance.”
  3. Unions in states with mandatory collective bargaining collect on average $581 per teacher vs $296 where bargaining is allowed but not required.
  4. Since 2007, more than 3,000 students have had to evacuate their schools because of at least 19 cases of high carbon monoxide levels. Most schools are not equipped with CO alarms.