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End oil company subsidies. Enact an oil severance tax. And fund education.

End oil company subsidies. Enact an oil severance tax. And fund education.Explain This To Our Children - We support Big Oil but not schools.www.upworthy.com »

Liberal arts graduates disproportionately outnumber those who had other majors,…

Liberal arts graduates disproportionately outnumber those who had other majors, such as business, in leading fields like business, the arts, non-profits, and the pinnacles of government, such as the U.S. Senate. While only 2.2% of American baccalaureat... »

The May Revise compresses the amount of time the legislature can scrutinize Gov…

The May Revise compresses the amount of time the legislature can scrutinize Gov Brown's Weighted Student Funding proposal, which is part of his plan to balance the budget. A joint Assembly-Senate session that would've given lawmakers an oppor... »

5 weeks preparation for Teach For America teachers ill serves the recent college…

5 weeks preparation for Teach For America teachers ill serves the recent college graduates who want to help AND the kids in need of experienced teachers at our most challenged schools. What's difficult is that kids at high-need schools often requi... »

Greater knowledge about contraceptive services reduces risky sexual behavior amo…

Greater knowledge about contraceptive services reduces risky sexual behavior among young adults. Teaching abstinence-only doesn't work. Can we afford a 60% ignorance rate among young people? Prevent pregnancy and disease with information.THE PRICE... »

Gov. Brown releases his May revise today. It may mean up to $5.5 billion in cuts…

Gov. Brown releases his May revise today. It may mean up to $5.5 billion in cuts to K-14 education and 1.5 weeks less of school for the next two years if his proposed revenue initiative fails in November. We cannot allow this to happen. "In a qui... »

Jeff Reardon, retired teacher & the progressive candidate, challenges a Blue Dog…

Jeff Reardon, retired teacher & the progressive candidate, challenges a Blue Dog Dem for a congressional seat #OR48. Tomorrow is the primary -- could this be part of a wave of ex-teacher candidates this year? The incumbent, Schlaufler, accepted don... »

Shorter EdWeek article on "outside advocacy groups": as with Florida parents who…

Shorter EdWeek article on "outside advocacy groups": as with Florida parents who pushed back on the "parent trigger" -- real people don't want astroturfed "ed reform." Groups like Stand for Children or StudentsFirst, ... »

Statistical impossibility: FCAT scores plummet by 60% in FL since 2011. This is…

Statistical impossibility: FCAT scores plummet by 60% in FL since 2011. This is #PearsonFAIL, #edlobbyistFAIL, not children or teachers failing. The state of FL should call a moratorium on paying millions for unreliable tests, and further cease basing ... »

CA's Gov Brown releases the May revise on Monday. Grim news for public infrastru…

CA's Gov Brown releases the May revise on Monday. Grim news for public infrastructure as projected deficits=$16 billion. This makes the November ballots raising revenue for K-12 & higher education that much more high stakes.Jerry Brown Reveals... »

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