education funding

NC Repubs Punish Kids Because Dems Tried To Give Them Better Lives (TWEETS)

NC Repubs Punish Kids Because Dems Tried To Give Them Better Lives (TWEETS)

The Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly may have set the standard for legislative pettiness and vindictiveness last year. When Charlotte passed an ordinance giving transgender individuals the right to use the bathroom matching their gender identity, the state legislature responded by ramming through a monstrously homophobic and discriminatory response–the now-infamous House Bill 2. And […]

Kansas GOP Has A Tantrum Over Funding Schools (Video)

Kansas GOP Has A Tantrum Over Funding Schools (Video)

It takes a village to raise a child, but the village better not be filled with Republican lawmakers. The State of Kansas has underfunded its schools for at least six years. There have been efforts to raise the per pupil spending level, but poorer districts have remained far behind. A lawsuit by four poorer districts resulted in a […]

Texas Ranks 49th In Public Education Spending Despite Huge Economy

Texas Ranks 49th In Public Education Spending Despite Huge Economy

Previously I wrote about how red states are harmful to children’s livelihood?in the areas of public education spending, health care, and other social services. Moments after the story was published, news broke that Florida man George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of 16-year-old Trayvon Martin. This suggests that red states also aren’t […]