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A Turning Point in the Battle to Rescue Public Education? « Commentary Magazine

A Turning Point in the Battle to Rescue Public Education? « Commentary Magazine | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
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Public Schools Are Hurting More in the Recovery Than in the Recession

Public Schools Are Hurting More in the Recovery Than in the Recession | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
The slow economic recovery is taking a toll on the nation's public schools, reversing a multi-decade trend of increased funding and pushing student-teacher ratios to their highest levels since 2000...
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This article really touches on the economic portion of the public school system. It talks about the recovery public schools are faced with after having been through the recession and what toll they are taking on the economy. 

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Parent: Why I can’t ‘in good conscience’ leave my kids in public school

Parent: Why I can’t ‘in good conscience’ leave my kids in public school | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
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This is an interesting letter from a mother of 5 talking about putting her kids in public schools and how she feels about it. It is interesting to get the parent's direct perspective 

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Are we abandoning public education 60 years after historic Brown ruling?

Are we abandoning public education 60 years after historic Brown ruling? | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
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This is really interesting comparing public schools during Brown vs. Board to the present public education system. How it has changed, how it is still similar

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Public education’s biggest problem keeps getting worse

Public education’s biggest problem keeps getting worse | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
The problem is poverty, and new statistics bring that into stark relief.
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This article also really touches on the teachers in public schools. It also touches on low-income familes at public schools vs. high income families at public schools. 

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Amy Argenal's comment, May 17, 2014 7:13 PM
Most educators activists that I follow are really stressing that we have to combat poverty and education together. Interesting post!
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Public School Education — There is Bad News and Good News

Bad news is that the Education Establishment has embraced too many bad ideas to count. The good news is that people have started to act.
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Benefits Of Private School Vs. Public School - YouTube

Education expert Ann Dolin discusses the differences between private school and public school, and shares tips to help choose the right one for your student....
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This video is comparing public schools with private schools which I find really interesting having been to both. 

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Amy Argenal's comment, May 8, 2014 5:22 PM
Speak more about your own experience to this.
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Turning the page on public education | www.theacorn.com | The Acorn

Turning the page on public education | www.theacorn.com | The Acorn | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
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This gives a very good basic idea of what public education is all about. 

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32 R.I. public schools get low marks from state - The Boston Globe

32 R.I. public schools get low marks from state - The Boston Globe | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
Thirty-two Rhode Island schools, or 12 percent, have received the state’s lowest ratings in an evaluation of their performance, meaning they are designated for state intervention.
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The dramatic inequality of public-school spending in America

The dramatic inequality of public-school spending in America | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
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This article is interesting because it shows the comparison across the country of spending at public schools. I find it interesting when different states have different budgets for public schools. Is this fair? Can we change it? Should we change it? Those are the questions I ask myself, and this puts it into a little perspective

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Public Education Revenue in U.S. Slips

Public Education Revenue in U.S. Slips | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
Public elementary and secondary education revenue fell in fiscal year 2012 for the first time since 1977, when the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting public education finance data annually. Public elementary and secondary school systems received $594.5 billion in total revenue in fiscal year 2012, down $4.9 billion, or 0.8 percent, from fiscal year 2011, according to a Census report issued in late May.
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This gives a clear sense of what budget is looking like and how it is going down for public schools over time

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The Decline of Public Education

The Decline of Public Education | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
"Teaching to the test" is a monumental miscalculation reminiscent of the bleeding practiced by doctors in previous centuries. Coercing thousands of students to focus all of their attention on achieving good scores on a few "core" ...
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This article really touches on the learning aspect of public education and the way teachers approach teaching in public schools. 

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Amy Argenal's comment, May 28, 2014 1:23 AM
Great article!
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Teachers%202012-2014%20salary%20schedule.pdf

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This gives a really clear understanding of teacher salaries at public schools in San Francisco. This gives a good comparison to private school teachers who make more. 

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Public Education: Who Are the Corporate Reformers? | Blog, Connecting the Dots | BillMoyers.com

Public Education: Who Are the Corporate Reformers? | Blog, Connecting the Dots | BillMoyers.com | Public Education_Rose | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from her book Reign of Error, Diane Ravitch reveals the individuals and corporations behind education reform movement.
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this gives good information about who is in charge of what in relation to the public education budget 

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Amy Argenal's comment, May 8, 2014 5:23 PM
Who? Give us a few more details or your own thoughts.