The one-percenters who can make large campaign donations have more money than ever. And, as in all other policy areas these days, they want to call the shots in K-12 education.
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March 27, 2015
March 20, 2015
There's a lot of talk these days about inequality in America, and the conversation often turns to education. Somehow, schools are supposed to create opportunity and fix inequality.
March 09, 2015
More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.
March 04, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged Congress to approve $70.7 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $3.6 billion over fiscal 2015.
March 03, 2015
The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.
February 20, 2015
If the White House's call for universal preschool is going to be answered effectively, educating the early educator workforce is essential, says one university professor.
February 18, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, one of Obama's staunchest opponents on immigration, said the ruling is a "major turning point in the fight to stop Obama's lawless amnesty."
February 05, 2015
Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Luke Messer, a Republican, are working with the White House to introduce student-data-privacy legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
January 30, 2015
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that his fiscal year 2016 budget request will include a 7 percent hike in spending above the funding limits that Congress set back in 2011.
January 29, 2015
A draft of the Obama administration's "Student Digital Privacy and Innovation Act" would prohibit companies from targeting advertising to students and selling data about them, but appears to leave other issues unaddressed.