(Published: August 14, 2004)
A group of parents, school districts, Citizens for the Educational Advancement of Alaska's Children and NEA-Alaska filed a lawsuit Monday in Alaska Superior Court. The suit charges that the state's funding of K-12 schools violates the Alaska Constitution for two reasons:
Alaska does not invest enough money in its schools to provide an adequate education for all students and
The Washington Times
By George Archibald
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published August 5, 2004
The Bush administration has issued a booklet declaring that U.S. taxpayers spent more than $500 billion for public schools in the 2003-04 school year, after months of attacks by Democrats and teachers unions who say that federal requirements for school improvement are underfunded.
State and local spending for kindergarten through 12th grade education more than doubled since 1990, while ...
Thousands of Pupils Qualify for Help
By Sewell Chan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 4, 2004; Page B01
District officials are bracing for a surge in the number of students requesting free tutorial services under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, with low-income children at nearly half of the city's public schools now qualifying for the aid based on the schools' failure to meet test-score benchmarks.
U.S. Rep. Tom Petris claim that states collectively sitting on $2.7 billion in federal education funds is a smokescreen (The Reporter, Commentary: Beware of political attacks on federal education funding, July 22).
The Bush administration is not adequately funding the rigid demands of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, misleadingly called the No Child Left Behind Law.
Wisconsin residents face a massive shortfall with state budget cu...