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areyoureadytotalk | SPARQTools
Starting conversations about race, etc
race  sociology  mcp 
may 2018 by oripsolob
Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? (Rebroadcast) - Freakonomics Freakonomics
The gist: in our collective zeal to reform schools and close the achievement gap, we may have lost sight of where most learning really happens — at home.

Thirty Million Words Initiative
sociology  education  mcp  inequalities  class  radio  children  brain 
march 2018 by oripsolob
Three Miles | This American Life
There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.
education  inequalities  Podcast  mcp  NPR  sociology  Money  class 
january 2018 by oripsolob
Fact-Check: Does The Proposed Illinois School Funding Bill Bail Out Chicago’s Teacher Pensions? | Better Government Association
A 2015 report by The Education Trust put it starkly: In Ohio, the highest poverty districts receive 22 percent more in state and local funds per student than the lowest poverty districts; in Illinois, the poorest districts receive 20 percent less.
Money  education  inequalities  mcp 
august 2017 by oripsolob
Gov. Rauner, show us you know how to win | Chicago Sun-Times
We favor SB 1 because it creates no losers. Funding levels for all school districts during the 2016-17 school year would become the floor for the upcoming school year. Additional funding — $350 million — included in the budget approved Thursday would go to schools that need more resources to educate poorer kids and students with special needs.

“We have it funded and prioritized,” Sen. Andy Manar, SB 1 sponsor, told us. “We have all the things people said we’d never get, including the revenue to pay for it.”

Rauner has called Manar’s bill a “bailout” of CPS. That has fanned flames for Republicans to nix it. But the governor fails to mention that SB 1 also would provide an enormous lift to many schools in the suburbs and in downstate communities such as Centralia, Prairie Du Rocher, Rantoul and Vienna.
education  inequalities  mcp  sociology  Money 
july 2017 by oripsolob
Kadner: On property taxes and schools elected leaders simply lie - Daily Southtown
The governor is not talking about true reform here. He's referring to a two-year property tax freeze, noting that the state would have to supply additional money to fund education during this time, while also calling for increased funding for poorer school districts which have been inadequately and unfairly funded for decades. Some national studies have proclaimed that this state is the worst in the nation in regard to financing public schools for minorities and those living in financially struggling communities. Even if property taxes were frozen, even if municipalities could decide for themselves what issues they would collectively bargain (an issue where legal scholars disagree) there is no reason to believe that the problem involving school funding would change at all. This state simply doesn't have the money now to adequately fund public education. The governor has provided no long-term solution to the problem because there isn't one in sight.
education  money  inequalities  mcp  politics 
december 2015 by oripsolob
Illinois Report Card
Allows school-to-school comparisons and school-to-state comparisons
mcp  service  design 
march 2015 by oripsolob

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