Thursday, January 19, 2012

Modern School: Publicly Funded Schools Becoming Things of the Past

Modern School: Publicly Funded Schools Becoming Things of the Past:

Publicly Funded Schools Becoming Things of the Past


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Public education implies that all children will be educated without additional costs to the parents. Of course for this to work, everyone must contribute a little through their taxes, whether or not they have kids.

Prior to the anti-tax revolt of the late 70s and 80s and the budget crises of the past several years, the overwhelming bulk of public education financing came from taxes. However, according to the Public Policy Institute of California, K-12 foundations, PTAs, booster clubs and other groups brought an additional $1.3 billion to California schools in 2007, up from $70 million in 1989.

Charitable fundraising has historically been used for “extras” like supplies and equipment.

Grumpy Educators: U.S. House of Representatives Consider Education Bills

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NOLA charter schools: favoritism with community & parents shut out « Parents Across America

NOLA charter schools: favoritism with community & parents shut out « Parents Across America:

NOLA charter schools: favoritism with community & parents shut out

solidaridad: The struggle to save LAUSD's adult education program

solidaridad: The struggle to save LAUSD's adult education program:

The struggle to save LAUSD's adult education program

Anyone interested in the struggle to save the program, can contact me. We are holding a strategy meeting Friday, January 20, 2012.

First published on Schools Matter



"I'm an adult ed teacher, and I just want to say thanks to those of you outside of adult ed who understand the importance of what we do, and are willing to stand with us as we fight to survive this year. When I go back to work tomorrow morning and greet my class full of ADULTS studying basic math, GED prep, and high school subjects, I will feel better knowing that you who work in K-12 understand the importance of what we do for families and communities. Parents who can't read or do arithmetic can't help their kids learn." — Michelle Cohen

Join the struggle to save LAUSD's adult education programsFrom regular high school students in need of credit recovery, to students

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