Education in the News: 9/12/2013

1. Apparently, Obama is skirting Congress and funding his universal pre-K through Obamacare, since raising tobacco taxes seems unlikely. 2. Already pinched for funding, our public schools boards are trying to avoid providing health care benefits to substitutes and...

Quotable Education Quotes: 9/2/2013

** “The Obama administration downplays the $75 billion initial cost of pre-K by claiming it can be covered by raising the federal tax on cigarettes from $1.01 to $1.95. But cigarette taxes were hiked just a few years ago, and this massive sales tax falls harder...

Making Education News: 8/29/2013

1). In the 2012-13 school year, funding for pre-school programs for 4-year-olds rose by $181 million to $5.3 billion. 2). Obama has now proposed $75 billion in grants to promote his plan for high-quality preschools. 3) The Obama administration has come up with a plan...

Making Education News: 7/04/2013

1. Just so you know: The U.S. boasted 1/3 of all high-performing students in both reading and science among the OCED nations–far more than our next closest competitor Japan. On math, we claimed 14% of the high performers, with Japan coming in at 15.2% and South...

Making Education News: 4/19/2013

Obama’s NCLB waivers, while relieving its accountability requirements still mandate high-stakes testing, thus raising test scores into an end unto themselves. Although only Nebraska, Vermont, and Montana have yet to request or been granted NCLB waivers, only 12...