Manchin worries free education will turn Americans into moochers. Students are left in the dust

Manchin worries free education will turn Americans into moochers. Students are left in the dust

This post was originally published on this site With barely a whimper, free community college for all Americans bit the dust, at least for now. Already stripped from the pared-down Build Back Better bill proposed by the Biden administration in October, free community college will not re-emerge as a free-standing...

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White House confronts political pressure to extend pause in student loan payments ahead of midterms

White House confronts political pressure to extend pause in student loan payments ahead of midterms

This post was originally published on this siteAs the May 1 deadline to resume federal student loan payments approaches, President Joe Biden faces pressure from some Democrats and debt relief advocates to

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The report card is in: All 50 states can do more to help schools confront youth mental health crisis

The report card is in: All 50 states can do more to help schools confront youth mental health crisis

This post was originally published on this siteA new report card from the Hopeful Futures Campaign grades all 50 states on how well they’re supporting students’ mental health amid COVID-19.     

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Free Community College Won’t Be in Spending Bill, Jill Biden to Say

Free Community College Won’t Be in Spending Bill, Jill Biden to Say

This post was originally published on this siteIn a speech on Monday, the first lady will acknowledge that her signature legislative initiative is “no longer” in the Democrats’ spending bill.

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Critics say GOP Bill in Alabama would ‘decapitate public education’

Critics say GOP Bill in Alabama would ‘decapitate public education’

This post was originally published on this site Progressive critics are warning that Alabama Republican Sen. Del Marsh’s so-called “Parents’ Choice Act,” which advanced out of committee on Wednesday, would “end state support of public education.” “It’s about ending the collective commitment to and responsibility for educating the next generations.”...

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Home Educators are Teachers Act would allow federal tax deductions for home-schooling expenses

Home Educators are Teachers Act would allow federal tax deductions for home-schooling expenses

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Ralph Norman (R-SC5) Maybe you could even claim a tax writeoff for the cost of your kid’s clarinet lessons. Context Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of home-schooled K-12 students nearly doubled between 1999 and 2016, rising from 1.7 to 3.3 percent. That...

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Charter Schools Win Support by Offering Education Flexibility

Charter Schools Win Support by Offering Education Flexibility

This post was originally published on this site  Charter schools are sort of the gateway drug of school choice. As publicly funded, tuition-free education options, they’re not hugely different from the traditional public schools with which they compete. And yet the private management of charter schools allows for an astonishing...

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Republicans Pin National Education Battle to Parents’ Bill of Rights

Republicans Pin National Education Battle to Parents’ Bill of Rights

This post was originally published on this site Republicans are growing increasingly confident they’ll retake the House in 2022—and they’re positioning themselves to make parents’ rights in education a national priority. Rep. Julia Letlow’s (R., La.) Parents’ Bill of Rights was the focus of a Tuesday roundtable discussion among Republican...

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Virginia’s New GOP Guv Dives Headfirst Into School Mask Mandate War

Virginia’s New GOP Guv Dives Headfirst Into School Mask Mandate War

This post was originally published on this site Enter a brand new addition to Republicans’ war on schools requiring students and faculty to wear masks on campus.

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