Are Americas students working too hard?
From Alabama to Michigan and Arizona to Florida, crusades to increase education funding have been a part of candidates debates this election season. True to form, the National Education Association, the nations largest teachers union, warns of the harsh realities of budget cuts and says the nation must end education cuts!
The labor force participation ratethe share of employed Americans or Americans seeking employmentstands at 62.8 percent, which ties a 36-year low. This takes the air out of recent unemployment statistics showing the jobless rate hovering around 6.1 percent, a figure that would otherwise be considered an improvement over last years 7.2 percent. More people are simply giving up looking for work.
Textbook companies are stamping Aligned with the Common Core on their book covers. Even supporters of the Common Core have admitted that the standards are more than just benchmarks and will change how teachers teach.
Last October, Rebecca Stolzberg was indicted on three felony and misdemeanor charges. Stolzberg, a finance administrator in Yavapai County, Arizona, created false invoices and spent nearly $20,000 of education funds meant for students on food and gift cards.