How Does Your Money Flow

Funding in education is not a linear process but one that flows in and out of the local, state, and federal funding streams with little to no accountability at any level. The largest stream originates at the local level. However, when the demand is higher than local revenue can sustain, the State becomes the tributary […]

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Save On

In one week, on April 4th through 7th, Save Our Schools will be holding and “Occupy the Department of Education” protest. When they arrive, they should arrive with a manifesto stating that they are no longer willing to allow private concerns to invade public education. Their manifesto should point out that private schools receiving public […]

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Another Pig In A Poke

The Governor’s Plan for Education: Increasing Funding for Education: Focus on creating a world-class education system that will fully prepare all of New York’s students to compete in the 21st Century economy. The Budget includes an increase of nearly $1 billion in education aid. *We must prepare our children to succeed in life not compete […]

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Two Pigs In A Poke

Last night WXXI aired the documentary “180 Days” which, as the preview says, “tells an intimate story of Washington Metropolitan High School (DC Met) and its first graduating class.” The film begins with the administrator rallying the teachers. At the end of the speech, one of the teachers comments, “Only 180 days to go.” Before […]

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Testing, Testing, Testing

Many movements have sprung up to reform education. Unfortunately most of them have been concentrated on student testing and teacher evaluation. Though both of these issues are important, that should not overshadow the fact that the entire system of education in this country is inherently flawed. Its purpose is to make money and provide job […]

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What is “Safe Harbor”

*All of the references below are copied and pasted from federal documents. “The “safe harbor” regulations describe various payment and business practices that, although they potentially implicate the Federal anti-kickback statute, are not treated as offenses under the statute.” *All of these programs contain “safe harbor” regulations that are being revised due to abuses in […]

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Stop in the Name of Love

“We have tried everything else [to improve city schools],” Urbanski said. “I think it would be a sin of omission to not try it.” This statement was reported in City Newspaper yesterday. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but […]

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