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Paul Buchheit: How Corporate Tax Cheats Are Hurting Children in Public Schools by Diane Ravitch

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'Paul Buccheit has written an important article about how big corporations are taking funding away from public schools by not paying their fair share of corporate taxes. Many of the largest U.S. corporations aren’t paying the state taxes that should be funding our schools. Kids are the victims. So are the average Americans who are forced to pay higher property taxes, sales taxes, and excise taxes to meet educational budgets. Government and media sources would have us believe there’s no alternative, for in a market-driven world it’s heresy to make demands of big business, even when the companies are flagrantly avoiding their taxes. For example! Illinois: Schools Held Hostage by Just Six Corporate Tax Avoiders'...

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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