Wednesday, January 8, 2014

News and Opinion: Court Case, Common Core, Instructional Spending

Here are several new items from Kansas and around the nation.

The New York Times has an Op Ed column on the Kansas school finance case from the executive director of the Education Law Center and the president and executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has called for support of the the common core academic standards, as reported in an Education Week blog.

However, Polico reports on efforts by national conservative organizations to oppose the common core standards as the first step in efforts to expand charter schools and vouchers, and eliminate the U.S. Department of Education and teacher tenure.

The Kansas (state) Chamber of Commerce released a poll covering a number of issues, including a question about increasing spending on instruction.  This Lawrence Journal World article reports on controversy of the percentage of funding spent on instruction, and has links to the full survey.

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