From 2001 to 2016, the Los Angeles Unified School District increased overall spending by 55.5 percent, but employee benefit costs soared 138 percent.
The idea of balancing school choice with smart regulation is just one of the policies being embraced by a new think tank devoted to moderation.
Federal law now allows this but some states still have ambiguity in their laws.
The New York Times published an interesting batch of letters in response to an op-ed by Oren Cass arguing that our education system spends too much money on college students and not enough on other students. Several Education Next writers have also considered whether college should be the goal for all students.
On Friday, December 21, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos formally rescinded guidance created by the Obama administration on school discipline.
As we bid adieu to 2018 and look forward to another year of tranquility and comity, it’s time for my annual prognostications.
Those who want to improve kids’ opportunities are searching in lots of different places for different types of solutions.
Phyllis Jordan of FutureEd takes note of a recent evaluation of a program in which teachers visit the homes of their students, noting encouraging reductions in absenteeism and gains in achievement.
Among the list of “top charts of 2018” highlighted by Kevin Mahnken in the 74 is this chart showing a significant decline in the percentage of middle class families sending their children to private schools.
School choice is not a distraction from the critical work of convincing educators that all children benefit from access to rich, curricular content.
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