Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Best Web OpEds   

State Cuts to Education Funding Demonstrate Impact of National, Far-Right Tax-Slashing Agenda

Quicklink Submitted By     (# of views)   2 comments
Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (24 fans)


(Image by pixabay.com)   Details   DMCA

'The recent report about 4-day school weeks in Oklahoma provides the textbook example of the political phenomenon described by Gordon Lafer in 'The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time.' 11 state governments switched from Democratic or divided control to GOP control of the governorship and both houses of the legislature. Since they took office in early 2011 the US has seen an unprecedented wave of legislation aimed at lowering labor standards and slashing public services:“Political science traditionally views policy initiatives as emerging from either reasoned evaluation of what has worked to address a given social problem, or a strategic response to public opinion. But the corporate agenda for education reform is neither. Its initiatives are not the product of education scholars and often have little or no evidentiary basis to support them.' 

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At janresseger.wordpress.com

 

- Advertisement -

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

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...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)