Public Education
Wasteful ‘free’ lunch programs turn schools from academic institutions into social service centers

Many U.S. school districts have announced the start of summer-long free school meal programs, despite the waste associated with such projects. Districts in Texas,… Read More

June 8, 2023
Public Education
Kansas K-12 spending ranked #11, but ‘bang for the buck’ falls to #38

(The Sentinel) – Public school spending and student achievement in Kansas resemble an escalator; one side (spending) goes up, and the other (achievement) goes down. That’s the analysis of a… Read More

November 22, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
These states suffered an academic plunge despite spending more per student

(reimaginED) – It’s award season here at reimaginED, and we’re reviewing a trend from “the Nation’s Report Card” for low-income students who tested in all 50 states between 2003 and… Read More

November 8, 2022
Legislative committee wants full accounting of COVID spending by schools

(The Center Square) – A subcommittee that monitors state spending is asking Arkansas education officials for a full accounting of federal COVID relief funds given to the schools. Read More

July 21, 2022
Public Education
Taxpayers question local COVID relief spending by schools, municipalities across nation

(Brett Rowland | The Center Square) – A county government in southeast Michigan is moving forward with plans to build a sports complex with federal COVID-19 relief money that could cost… Read More

February 7, 2022