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April 15, 2015

Tennessee Is Sued For the Fourth Time over Chronic Underfunding of Education

After meeting to discuss budget concerns with representatives from four of the state’s largest school districts the day before, on March 24, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam […]
April 15, 2015

Mississippi Mother Vindicated in Challenge to Legislative Ballot Initiative

Last summer, a Mississippi advocacy group, 42 For Better Schools succeeded in getting enough signatures to place on the November ballot an initiative that will ask […]
April 15, 2015

Report Finds “Devastatingly Large” Funding Inequities Nationwide

In March 2015, the Education Trust, a non-profit advocacy organization, released its recent findings on inequities in school funding.  The report, entitled “Funding Gaps 2015,” builds […]
March 6, 2015

Pennsylvania Court Rules that Financially Distressed Districts May Not Cancel Teachers’ Contracts to Balance Their Budgets

In a major victory for teachers’ unions in this ongoing era of massive education budget gaps, on January 22, 2015, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania unanimously […]