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Tennessee Democrats seek to address ‘broken’ education funding formula through flurry of bills

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Calling the state’s system for funding public education broken, Tennessee Democrats on Thursday urged the legislature to fix it and make a major investment that would hire more school-based nurses, counselors, and social workers.

They also proposed boosting funding toward teacher salaries, reducing class sizes in high-need elementary schools, developing grants for special education and increasing the number of specialists to work with struggling students.

“We are in

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Democrats unveil plan to erase $50,000 of student loan debt

A group of progressive Democrats announced a resolution on Thursday that demands President Biden use executive action to cancel $50,000 in federal student loan debt. The measure is unlikely to succeed given Mr. Biden’s more moderate campaign promise of up to $10,000 in debt forgiveness via Congressional action.

The resolution was introduced in a press conference by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Representatives Mondaire Jones of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Alma Adams of North Carolina. The coalition of progressive Democrats argue the Higher Education Act of 1965 gives

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11 Republicans voted with Democrats to strip far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments

Marjorie Taylor Greene
In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sits in the House Chamber after they reconvened for arguments over the objection of certifying Arizona’s Electoral College votes in November’s election, at the Capitol in Washington Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File
  • The House voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments in a 230-199 vote.

  • Eleven Republicans broke with the caucus to vote in favor of the resolution.

  • Greene will effectively lose her seats on the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee.

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Democrats slam Marjorie Taylor Greene over past Facebook comments, video with Parkland survivor

WASHINGTON – Democrats denounced Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and at least one lawmaker called for her resignation, after past remarks surfaced appearing to show the Georgia Republican endorsing the execution of prominent Democrats and a video where she heckled a teen who survived a mass shooting.

The outcry came after CNN published an in-depth look at Greene’s Facebook before she ran for office, finding she “liked” a comment in January 2019 that said Pelosi should be taken out with a “bullet to the head.” In a video around that time, Greene said Pelosi was “a traitor to our country, she’s

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Democrats reject Trump tying school funding to mandatory reopening

Both parties in Congress agree a multibillion-dollar lifeline will be thrown to struggling schools under the stimulus package in the works. But conditions on that money could choke off the cash flow.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Republicans will include $105 billion as part of the economic stimulus bill they plan to roll out this week to ensure “educators have the resources they need to safely reopen.” Claiming to one-up House Democrats, the majority leader said the impending bill includes even more education funding than the competing plan the House passed in May, H.R. 6800 (116).


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