PA lawmakers make case for school choice program to solve archaic public system problems

(The Center Square) — As Pennsylvania’s divide over education funding continues, House Republicans once again championed their plan to give scholarships to students in low-performing schools to enroll elsewhere. The… Read More

September 13, 2023
Public Education
Indiana teachers are only paid 23% of their per-classroom funding. Where does the rest of the money go?

The average 20-student K-12 classroom in Indiana receives more than $234,000 in local, state and federal funding, local media reported. However, the… Read More

August 25, 2023
Public Education
Study: Detroit charters get $6,202 less per-pupil funding than traditional schools

(The Center Square) – A new report found the funding disparity between traditional public schools and their public charter school counterparts in Detroit is $6,202 per pupil or 35.3%. Meanwhile,… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
Arizona public school funding per student to hit record level

(The Center Square) – New numbers from the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee paint a clearer picture in the ongoing debate on school choice and funding for public education. When… Read More

August 17, 2023
Public Education
Universities are spending like crazy to grow their bureaucracies, and students are footing the bill, analysis finds

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Public universities across the United States are spending money to increase their workforce and then passing the bill along to students, according to an analysis… Read More

August 11, 2023
Public Education
Report: Atlanta has the biggest charter funding gap

(The Center Square) – Atlanta received a failing grade for its charter school funding gap. A new report from the School Choice Demonstration Project, an educational research project within the… Read More

August 10, 2023
Public Education
Biden administration to award $100M to minority colleges

(The Center Square) – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling, the Biden administration is granting more than $100 million to historically black colleges and universities and… Read More

August 4, 2023
Public Education
Survey says nearly half of all parents think taxpayers don’t get value from public schools

A new survey released by the consumer credit company Wallet Hub found that almost half of all parents believe that public schools don’t provide a good value for the money. Read More

August 1, 2023
Public Education
Survey: Inflation hitting back-to-school budgets hard

A new survey by a global financial services company shows back-to-school supplies in the U.S. are rising faster than the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The survey by WorldRemit… Read More

July 25, 2023
Public Education
Despite billions in taxpayer funding, Philadelphia’s schools are literally falling apart

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Nearly 4 in 10 Philadelphia schools were assessed and rated as having “unsatisfactory” conditions despite the district having a $3.9 billion budget paid by taxpayers… Read More

July 19, 2023
Christian Schools
This 41-year-old Utah Christian school is finding ways to innovate, keeping education affordable with ESAs on the horizon

The Heritage Foundation ranks the state of Utah No. 11 for education freedom, and it was the fourth state to pass a… Read More

July 19, 2023
As ‘Pride Month’ ends, taxpayer spending on LGBT projects piles up

(The Center Square) – As LGBT Pride Month ends, a close look at federal spending trends shows that the U.S. government is increasingly doling out billions of dollars for a… Read More

July 5, 2023
Public Education
‘Mission creep’: Missouri K-12 spending has doubled to $15B even though enrollment is shrinking

Over the past 20 years, Missouri has lost 30,000 K-12 students but managed to nearly double its education budget – from $8 billion to $15 billion. Read More

June 28, 2023
Public Education
Why can’t money buy good teachers?

Local and state school officials are offering hefty signing bonuses – as much as $50,000 – to combat the nationwide teacher shortage. Despite efforts in places such as… Read More

June 20, 2023
Public Education
Increased funding can’t close academic achievement gaps, study shows. Here’s what can

Although “fully funded education” is a common refrain among teachers’ unions, Democratic lawmakers, and public school administrators, new research demonstrates that increased funding can’t guarantee a… Read More

June 19, 2023
Town board partially freezes public library funding amid parent protests over sexually explicit books for kids

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Virginia town board voted to freeze some funding to a public library while parents protest the presence of sexually explicit content in the kid’s… Read More

June 16, 2023
Public Education
Study: New Hampshire ed funding grows as enrollment drops

(The Center Square) – A new study says public school funding has skyrocketed in New Hampshire while enrollment fell. The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy said in its new… Read More

May 9, 2023
Public Education
NC Gov. Cooper reiterates his ask of lawmakers for more money in education

(The Center Square) – North Carolina’s Democratic governor is asking the Republican majorities in the Legislature to help fund the repair for costly stay-at-home orders he and Health Secretary Dr. Read More

April 26, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Report: schools tossing Chromebooks designed to expire after four years

(The Center Square) – A new report has found that the millions of taxpayer-funded Chromebooks that flooded schools during the pandemic are being discarded because of their expiration dates. Read More

April 25, 2023
Courts, Public Education
Lawsuit claims New Hampshire public schools aren’t adequately funded despite billion-dollar increase

Several school districts are suing New Hampshire, alleging their state fails to meet the constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education. Even though both state and local funds… Read More

April 24, 2023