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Archive for March, 2007

The Urban Institue Reports….

March 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

that spending on children from the federal government as a percentage of GDP has dropped over the past four decades and is going to continue to drop over the next decade. They state spending in 1960 was around 20% of GDP and is now down to around 15%. By 2017 it will drop to around 13%.

NAEP Reports On Students…

March 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

from the small island of Puerto Rico is out. Just math scores are looked at. At every single grade level the report lists they have an average score of at least 40 points below the USA on 4th grade scores and a whopping 60 points below the USA on eighth grade scores.

In a second report that do get into other details and showcase more examples.

Georgetown University Article….

March 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Washington Post looks at this college that is now offering seniors a class which is a crash course in money. The class talks about loan repayment, credit cards, etc….

A New Study Out….

March 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

says that kids have only a 1 in 14 shot in having a consistently rich, supportive elementary school experience says a study out by the weekly magazine Science. The says that not enough time is spent on problem-solving, reasoning, science and social studies while too much time is spent on basic math and reading skills.

You are going to have to pay in order to read the study.

California State University Faculity….

March 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

vow a two-day strike is going to occur April 11-12th if no deal is in place soon.

New Jersey Is One Year….

March 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

away from coming up with a new school formula according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.