Navigation

Feed items

Story explains steady decline in NC’s commitment to public education

In case you missed it, WRAL.com had an instructive story last night entitled “NC education spending on a decades-long slide.” The story reported that the percentage of the North Carolina budget dedicated to K-12 has been falling steadily: “WRAL News reviewed budget numbers for the last 30 years and found that the percentage of general ...

Original Author: 
T

Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from Progress Michigan
July 8, 2014
Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574sam@progressmichigan.org
Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water
Detroit’s emergency manager gives pay raises to politicians, non-union officials

Original Author: 
P

Quote of the Day 7/9/2014

“These are lifesaving services that hospitals and EMS providers provide to people without respect to their ability to pay or their insurance status. It’s a critical system for us to support.”
-Julie Cox-Kain, a deputy commissioner with the Oklahoma Health Department, speaking about the Legislature’s move to take $5 million from the state trauma care assistance revolving fund to balance this year’s budget (Source: http://bit.ly/1qj6SUP)

Original Author: 
O

31.4%

Percentage of Oklahomans living in areas with concentrated poverty in 2010.
Source: US Census, American Community Survey
The post 31.4% appeared first on Oklahoma Policy Institute.

Original Author: 
O

In The Know: Full Supreme Court to hear Common Core challenge

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute.

Original Author: 
O

Big cuts for the wealthy, few new jobs

Big tax breaks to the wealthy in MBR, with little job growth; unemployment rate falls as workers leave the labor force; the Supreme Court gives predatory payday lenders a pass on triple digit interest rates; but severance taxes to cover public costs of fracking are “puny;” and Director Amy Hanauer to rally the City Club of Cleveland on making our Ohio economy work…for all of us.

Original Author: 
P

Bob Rucho’s “different model” of education

As Clayton Henkel and Lindsay Wagner report in the posts below, negotiations over teacher pay have taken what appears to be a positive turn this week at the General Assembly with the announcement that the state Senate is willing to back down on its demand that teachers choose between a pay raise and their right ...

Original Author: 
T

Value of Teaching Assistants questioned as NC budget debate drags on (video)

Budget negotiations resume Wednesday morning with Senate and House members still at odds over how much of a bump in pay teachers will receive. One of the sticking points Tuesday centered on the Senate’s proposal to pay for those raises by eliminating about 7,400 teacher assistants. Stokes County Rep. Bryan Holloway said that would hamstring ...

Original Author: 
T

Senate offers 11% pay raise for teachers without requiring them to give up tenure; still does away with TAs

Lawmakers tasked with coming up with a 2015 state budget met in public this afternoon, where Senate leaders pitched once again an 11 percent pay increase for teachers – but this time, without requiring them to give up their tenure protections. Sen. Harry Brown introduced the proposal, explaining that their budget plan would bring North Carolina up to 27th ...

Original Author: 
T