spending
Public Education
NYC’s proposed billion-dollar budget increase ignores dropping enrollment and taxpayer burden

With federal pandemic relief funds set to expire, the New York City education establishment is scrambling to fill the gaps with billion-dollar increases to local and state aid. “We inherited… Read More

May 22, 2024
Public Education
America’s annual K-12 spending nears $1 trillion

The nation’s public education spending continues to rise, yet students continue to struggle with academic basics post-pandemic. The Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of… Read More

May 15, 2024
Opinion
How federal ‘science’ spending helps radicalize college students

(The Daily Signal) – Americans are watching as hordes of anti-American and anti-Israel activists have seized public spaces, occupied university buildings, denied access to reporters, and clashed with police and counterprotesters (all while demanding … Read More

May 7, 2024
Public Education
Despite lowest growth in spending per pupil, Indiana student scores rank third in nation

(The Center Square) – While Indiana has increased its public education spending at a lower rate than most of the country, student tests rank among the best, according to a… Read More

March 11, 2024
Public Education
New York educators bemoan ‘budget cuts’ despite a billion-dollar increase

New York educators are up in arms about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed budget for 2025, even though it includes a billion-dollar increase for public education. Hochul’s proposed $233 billion budget… Read More

January 26, 2024
Culture
Lawmakers to hold hearing on ‘woke ideologies’ influencing the military

(The Center Square) – U.S. lawmakers will hold a hearing Thursday on “woke ideologies” influencing the military and how that may be negatively impacting national security, including recruitment of new… Read More

January 9, 2024
Public Education
Arizona to spend $40 million on tutoring to combat COVID-era learning loss

(The Center Square) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne announced a tutoring program with hopes to combat the negative consequences of learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. The… Read More

September 6, 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
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
Culture
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