Public Education
Washington taxpayers to pay more for school meals as program expands

(The Center Square) â€“ More school districts across Washington are providing free school meals for students, both breakfast and lunch, at no cost to families. Other districts will be providing meals… Read More

April 25, 2024
Here’s how much Biden’s newest student loan giveaway would cost taxpayers

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – President Joe Biden’s new student loan forgiveness plan would cost tens of billions to implement on top of hundreds of billions that have already been… Read More

April 16, 2024
Illinois’ ‘equitable’ funding report seeks $1.4 billion more for higher education

(The Center Square) – Democrats unveiled a report that ultimately calls for Illinois taxpayers to pay $1.4 billion more to fund public universities. A Republican legislator questioned if that will… Read More

March 11, 2024
CTU president suggests new teacher contract could cost taxpayers $50B

(The Center Square) – The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing for collective bargaining talks with the city, and the union’s president suggested the new terms would cost taxpayers $50 billion. Read More

March 6, 2024
Public Education
Biden transfers another $1.2 billion in student loan debt to taxpayers

(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he was canceling via executive action an additional $1.2 billion worth of student loan debt, the latest in a string… Read More

February 22, 2024
Arizona’s proposed reversal in school choice would hurt taxpayers, not just students and families

(The Daily Signal) – Three decades ago, Arizona policymakers created opportunities for educators to start new schools and for families to choose between them. Unfortunately, though, the state’s current governor aims… Read More

February 7, 2024
Public Education
Report: School building closures help Pittsburgh taxpayers

(The Center Square) – The Pittsburgh Public School District recently passed a budget that again spends more money than it collects, leaving some analysts sounding the alarm about deferred building… Read More

January 18, 2024
Public Education
AZ ed head presents estimates showing ESA program will save taxpayer dollars

(The Center Square) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne is sharing an estimate of Empowerment Scholarship Account costs that shows they would save taxpayers money, but not everyone… Read More

August 8, 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
‘Unlawful pause’ on student loans cost taxpayers $150 billion

(The Center Square) –A new lawsuit challenges the U.S. Department of Education’s “unlawful pause” on federal student loan payments that have cost taxpayers $150 billion from lost interest. The lawsuit,… Read More

April 10, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma Gov. Stitt and Superintendent Walters partner to increase government efficiency

The Oklahoma governor announced a new initiative to increase government efficiency – and the state’s education superintendent was the first to take decisive action. Gov. Kevin Stitt announced… Read More

March 9, 2023
Public Education
Who does Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s free school meal program benefit?

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to provide free breakfast and lunch to all Michigan’s schoolchildren despite the fact that over half of them already qualify for help. Whitmer’s… Read More

March 8, 2023
Public Education
Texas Rep. Brian Harrison files bill to defund state school board association

(Daily Caller) – Republican Texas Rep. Brian Harrison filed HB 3559 Monday to prevent taxpayer dollars intended for school districts from being used to fund nonprofit organizations and associations that… Read More

March 7, 2023
Tennessee bill would prevent government spending on abortions

(The Center Square) – A bill to prevent local governments from spending taxpayer funds on abortions or travel out of state to get abortions passed a Tennessee Senate committee last… Read More

March 6, 2023
Public Education
‘Ghost students’ cost Wisconsin taxpayers nearly $360 million

(The Center Square)  – Enrollment in Wisconsin’s public schools is down, yet many school districts in the state continue to be paid for students who are no longer in their… Read More

March 3, 2023
Public Education
Illinois schools underperforming despite increased funding

(The Center Square) – Public education advocates say Illinois’ evidence-based funding model has adequately funded schools. However, one lawmaker says students are still underperforming. Illinois’ evidence-based K-12 schools funding model… Read More

February 15, 2023
Public Education
Illinois Board of Higher Education seeks 7.7% funding hike as enrollment dips

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Board of Higher Education wants more funding at a time when enrollment in state public colleges and universities has declined. The board has proposed a… Read More

February 9, 2023
Public Education
Delaware education spending rising as enrollment, test scores drop

(The Center Square) — Delaware is pouring more taxpayer money into education than most other states, but the spending hasn’t dramatically boosted enrollment or student test scores, according to a new… Read More

January 31, 2023
Library offers controversial activist $35,350 in taxpayer money for hour-long speech

(Daily Caller) – New York Times Magazine writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, author of the 1619 project, has reportedly been offered $35,350 for a lecture at a local library. Public library officials… Read More

January 27, 2023
Public Education
12 Pennsylvania school districts hid $400 million to pass tax increases, state auditor says

(The Center Square) – A dozen school districts in Pennsylvania exploited a legal loophole to raise millions of dollars in new taxes on the public without putting it to… Read More

January 26, 2023