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Kentucky teachers face difficult prospects as pensions tank

Posted on November 18, 2017 in Public Education Public Schooling

The state of Kentucky, like many other states across the union, is facing a severe crisis in its ability to pay teacher the pensions that they were promised. Years of the state pilfering the funds that should have instead gone to funding teachers pension plans have now led to a situation where the combination of […]

Will failing pension systems throughout the United States sink public education?

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Public Education Public Education Systems Public Schooling

Throughout the United States, there is a silent epidemic sweeping the nation. Many of the states’ public teacher pension funds are facing serious shortfalls in their funding levels. While unions and the politicians – usually Democratic but with a significant fraction of Republicans as well – pander to the teachers and continue promising undeliverable benefits, […]

Sobering News For New York City: 1 In 10 Public School Students Are Homeless

Posted on November 16, 2017 in Public Education Public Education in America Public Schooling

There are some pretty sobering statistics having to do with the percentage of public school students in New York City who are homeless. In the 2016-2017 school year, it was found that 10% of students throughout New York City were homeless. This means that 1 in 10 students are homeless. One in ten students amounts […]

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Bad Politicians, Teachers’ Unions and Unrealistic Projections May Sink Public Education

Posted on November 15, 2017 in Education Public Education Public Education in America Public Education Systems Public Schooling

All across the United States, demographic changes, along with years of irresponsible fiscal policy, are combining to create a perfect storm that may herald the end of the public education system of the United States as it currently exists. Although there are many serious problems facing the U.S. public education system today, one of the […]

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Could Bad Actuarial Projections End Public Education In the United States?

Posted on November 14, 2017 in Public Education Public Education Systems Public Schooling

The American public school system has never been in worse shape. Between declining standardized test scores, worsening graduation rates and rapidly fleeing middle-class students, who are increasingly turning to charter schools, the public education system of the United States could fairly be described as being in a state of crisis. Now, the state of Kentucky […]

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Will Kentucky Be The First Domino to Fall in the American Public Education Collapse?

Posted on November 13, 2017 in Public Education Public Schooling

While America’s public schools have steadily been getting worse over the last four decades, causing a mass exodus of middle-class families withdrawing their children from public schools and enrolling them in charters, an even larger crisis looms on the horizons of America’s public school system. Across the country, teachers’ pension systems, strained under demographic bottlenecks […]

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Forbes Lists Differences Between Public Education and Public Schooling

Posted on November 12, 2017 in Education Public Education Public Schooling

In a recent Op Ed piece published by Forbes Magazine, Kerry McDonald, a woman who has become known for her advocacy of the public school system, discussed her views on public education and how it differs from public schooling. McDonald began the article by stating what she believes to be positive aspects of the American […]

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A Lack of New Teachers Effects Urban American Schools

Posted on August 25, 2017 in Education Public Education Public Education in America Qualified Public School Teacher

The declining rate of qualified new public school teachers in urban American school districts has reached problematic proportions in the last few years. As a result, schools all over the country are experiencing a sharp decline in funding and performance as well as an increase in the dropout rate. According to Jason Amos (Alliance for […]

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Improve Test Scores with Better Nutrition

Posted on August 24, 2017 in Education Public Education Public Education in America Student Nutrition

The pressure to improve test scores brings higher requirements of children at earlier ages. Yet, studies have shown that homework and study alone do not contribute to test score improvement. Many social and economic factors play a part in the success of students as well. Proper nutrition, in particular, contributes to concentration, energy, and mood […]

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San Francisco Schools Ban Students From Drinking Chocolate Milk

Posted on August 23, 2017 in Education Public Education Public Education in America

School lunches have been notoriously unhealthy and disgusting since the beginning of time. But San Francisco schools are trying to change the unhealthy part by cutting out a lot of sugar in the lunches. Baked sweets like cookies and brownies are forbidden, as are soft drinks and candy. Chocolate milk is the next item to […]

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