- Americans skeptical of spending more on public education system
According to a new survey by Rasmussen Reports, a whopping 72% of taxpayers say they “are not getting a good return on what they spend on public education, and just one-in-three voters think spending more will make a difference.” How many children who are trapped in a hopeless school situation are too many? How much suffering and despair must occur before Americans say “Enough”?
- Digest of Education Statistics, 2010
The Digest of Education Statistics, 2010 is the 46th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest’s primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.
- Giving Parents Control Over Their Child’s Education Dollars
Late last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, overturning the notoriously biased Ninth District Court’s decision against the case and throwing out the challenge to Arizona’s tuition tax credit legislation. Seeing that their main line of reasoning had been pulled out from under them by the structure of the tax credit program, the vehemently anti-school choice activists at the NEA and ACLU took their arguments to new and dazzlingly absurd heights, claiming that the money is still government property — that, in fact, ALL money is inherently government property (at least until the government is kind enough to “allow” citizens to keep a portion of their own paychecks).
- Collective Bargaining Likely To End For Tennessee Teachers
It is likely teachers in Tennessee will lose the right to collective bargaining for their contracts after a change of heart in the House. Sponsors of the bill that would end the process said they will now follow the Senate and do away with collective bargaining altogether. Senator Jack Johnson of Brentwood will bring the bill up for a vote on the Senate floor Monday.
- Tennessee House Republicans clear way to end collective bargaining for teachers
House Republican leaders have backed away from an earlier stand that teachers be allowed to continue collective bargaining on base salaries and benefits, clearing the way for total repeal of bargaining between teachers and school boards. The Senate will likely approve the repeal bill Monday, after deferring its planned vote Thursday to give members time to review another new amendment by the bill’s sponsor.
- Churches for School Choice
Mr. Tulloss is the chairman of Parent Revolution, a grass-roots organization that has shocked the education establishment in California with a simple premise: Parents should have more say in the fate of their neighborhood schools. That’s because they are the one group in the education debate without a conflict of interest—their interests are entirely aligned with their children’s.