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Funding, Private School Scholarships, and Charter School Moratoriums | Last Week’s Best Articles In Education

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Our team is always seeking the latest news in the field of education. As advocates for a quality education for ALL students, we know we have to stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on in the education spheres of our nation…from the White House to the local public school district, from new legislation to the small acts of bravery and kindness made by a single teacher, from the milestones and celebrations to the hazardous injustices affecting many of our nations students.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…because we believe you should stay up-to-date, too!


Court focuses on struggling students in school funding arguments

Court focuses on struggling students in school funding arguments via The Wichita Eagle

Check out the videos in this article from The Wichita Eagle. John Allison and Alan Rupe comment on the current school funding situation in the state of Kansas. The question is…is the current funding system adequate?

Wichita and three other school districts sued the state in 2010 after Kansas cut funding for schools while facing a budget shortfall. Although funding has increased since then, Rupe and his colleagues say the state still falls short of its constitutional requirement to ensure adequate funding.


Florida Families Say They Are Ready for Supreme Court Challenge to Tax Scholarship Program

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Florida Families Say They Are Ready for Supreme Court Challenge to Tax Scholarship Program via The 74 Million

The 74 Million explores a recent lawsuit filed by the Florida NAACP and state teachers union arguing against a state scholarship program. The scholarship gives low-income students the opportunity to attend private schools.

“While the scholarship program may be working for some students, academic measures have shown stagnant test scores. Opponents argue that the schools aren’t subject to the same accountability measures as public schools and shouldn’t receive indirect financial support from tax dollars.”


 

Black Charter Leaders to NAACP: Hands Off Our Schools

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Black Charter Leaders to NAACP: Hands Off Our Schools via The 74 Million

The NAACP has proposed a charter school moratorium, and more than 160 black education leaders have asked them to reconsider.

“’A substantial number of Black parents want to have the option of enrolling their children in high-quality charter schools,’ the letter says. ‘For many urban Black families, charter schools are making it possible to do what affluent families have long been able to do: rescue their children from failing schools. The NAACP should not support efforts to take that option away from low-income and working-class Black families.’


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