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Equal education for our children [letter] | Letters To The Editor

One of the most important things we do together through government is provide quality education for our children. Our state’s current approach is neither fair nor equitable.

Currently, funding for education starts with property taxes in local districts. That is supplemented with state funding. This allocation formula leads to significantly different levels of funding in different districts, amounting to thousands of dollars per student. Districts with high property values get more and those with lower values get less.

State funds are intended to balance the discrepancy. But the gap is further exacerbated by what I view as racial discrimination in

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Education Sec. Miguel Cardona addresses learning during pandemic, senators’ 1619 Project letter

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke in an exclusive one-on-one interview with FOX 5 Atlanta about the reopening of schools, how the pandemic has caused learning loss, and accusations made by nearly 40 senators that the Department of Education is pushing ideological-based curriculum.

This spring, many students in Georgia are finishing up the school year in the classroom. But reopening schools during the pandemic has presented a host

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Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urged against student loan forgiveness in letter to Congress

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos speaks during a White House coronavirus disease (COVID-19) task force briefing at the U.S. Education Department in Washington, U.S., July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos speaks at White House coronavirus task force briefing at the Education Department in Washington Reuters
  • Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos advised Congress to vote against student loan forgiveness, according to a letter obtained by CBS News and Politico.

  • “Across-the-board forgiveness of college debts is not only unfair to most Americans, it is also the most regressive of policy proposals – rewarding the wealthiest sector of our labor force at the expense of the poorest,” she wrote.

  • In the apparent farewell letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, DeVos outlined a number of education

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Disability Rights Groups Send Letter Opposing Biden’s Potential Education Secretary Pick

The potential nomination of Lily Eskelsen García for the top job at the U.S. Education Department is receiving pushback from disability rights groups.

A coalition of organizations that represent students with disabilities, their families and educators penned a letter to President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Thursday expressing “serious concern” about Eskelsen García.

The group wrote that during her time as president of the National Education Association (NEA), Eskelsen García “oversaw the development of many positions that stood in direct opposition to those taken by parents and parent advocacy organizations in support of children with disabilities.”

Those positions, the letter

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Letter: Education positions – Anchorage Daily News

My name is Jeffery Mayfield. I live in House District 25, where both Calvin Schrage and Mel Gillis are running for a chance to be our representative. As a parent of a child in our local public schools and a substitute teacher for Anchorage School District (before COVID-19), education is one of the most important things I will be voting on in this coming election. I wanted to talk about these candidates’ records on education.

Gillis says that he supports schools, and uses the evidence that his children and grandchildren attend or attended school here in Anchorage to support this,

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