There's a big divide in who gets to learn about how government works

Nov 13, 2019
Nearly a third of white students were at least “proficient” in civics. Only 9% of black students met that standard.
Seventeen-year-old Mya Kelly in her high school American government class at Paul Lawurence Dunbar High School.
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Millennials believe more money is the way to improve public education

Oct 23, 2018
"They choose increasing school funding, investing in neighborhood schools [and] providing teachers with increased pay. Those are their priorities."
Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Millennials believe more money is the way to improve public education

Oct 23, 2018
"They choose increasing school funding, investing in neighborhood schools [and] providing teachers with increased pay. Those are their priorities."
Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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An educator takes her frustration to the streets

Sep 10, 2018
Teresa Danks is known as the "panhandling teacher."
Teachers rally at the state capitol in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 4.
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Can Baltimore's new funding approach solve the "education debt"?

Jan 26, 2018
This week in Baltimore, the school board approved a new plan to fund city schools based on poverty rates. Previously, funds were distributed based on test scores, with schools getting extra money for advanced students as well as for low-performing students who might need more services. The new plan aims to address the ways that […]

Study finds that for many states, public education funding still hasn’t come back to pre-Recession levels

Nov 29, 2017
It’s been a decade since the Great Recession, and while a lot of things in the economy have recovered, state funding for public schools is still lagging behind pre-Recession levels, after accounting for inflation. That’s according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a think tank that focuses on ways that federal and state […]