Education Funding


Wed May 2, 2012

Cal State Faculty On Strike Amid A 'Scary Future'

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:44 am

California Faculty Association Vice President Douglas Domingo-Foraste (right) helps Cal State, Long Beach, professor Mark Sugars vote last month on whether to authorize a strike. The strike was authorized Wednesday.
Damian Dovarganes AP

California State University, the nation's largest four-year, public university system, is in trouble. Wednesday, professors authorized a strike over working conditions and pay, and students began a hunger strike demanding a tuition freeze.

The faculty authorization allows for two-day strikes at each of the schools in system, one after the other. A strike date is pending, though, and will only take place if negotiations fail.

This unfolding crisis is the result of massive state cuts in funding that have pushed higher education in California to the breaking point.

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Tue January 24, 2012
It's All Politics

Can Obama Deliver On New Education Commitments?

Originally published on Tue January 24, 2012 8:48 pm

President Obama called for a "new national commitment" to train 2 million Americans with skills that will lead directly to a job. He singled out partnerships between businesses and community colleges. It was not the first time he's proposed this, though. Earlier in his administration he abandoned a $12 billion plan to help community colleges expand their training programs. It's not clear where the money for this "new" national commitment will come from.

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Mon November 21, 2011

EdNews: Colorado Readies Next R2T Bid

Hoping the third time’s a charm, Colorado officials are getting ready to submit their latest application for federal Race to the Top funds, which state officials want to spend on development of the new educator evaluation system.

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Thu August 25, 2011

Lawsuit Challenges Colorado’s Education Funding

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Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor took the stand this week in a lawsuit challenging the state’s education funding system. A 2005 lawsuit filed in Denver District Court contends the Colorado legislature’s method of funding violates the state constitution’s promise to provide a “thorough and uniform” education system. A similar lawsuit took years to play out in neighboring Wyoming. Daniel Costello has more on that case and what it might mean for Colorado.