|7-8-19 Education in the News|
Star Ledger--School district was counting on $30M. It’s suing the state after lawmakers said no.
School officials in Lakewood have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit over the state’s failure to provide an additional $30 million in funding.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Trenton, alleges violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1977 Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).
Rob Jennings | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Jul 5, 2019
The Record—Op-Ed: Districts Can Save Millions by Prioritizing Public Specialized Schools Over Private Ones
Educational Services Commission New Jersey offers comparable curricula to private schools, by teachers educated in the same universities
Max Finkelstein| July 5, 2019
Asbury Park Press—Op-Ed: Fix New Jersey’s School Funding Formula, Busing Policies NOW!
The Lakewood school district’s perpetual funding problems should never have reached this stage.
July 5, 2019
NY Times--Do You Support Busing?’ Is Not the Best Question
Issues of educational inequality raised by a 1970s-era practice remain relevant today, but language can obscure what’s really at stake.
In the short time since Kamala Harris and Joe Biden tangled over the history of busing in the first Democratic primary debate, the question has awkwardly shifted to the present.
Busing is still needed today, Ms. Harris has since said. But discussion of just what that would look like has appeared to make both candidates uncomfortable on the campaign trail. As the issue lingers, it is easy to imagine a future debate question — one of those raise-your-hand episodes: “Do you support busing today?”
That is not the right question for this moment,…
Emily Badger| July 6, 2019
NPR--Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature
This story was adapted from an episode from a Life Kit podcast, Parenting: Raising Awesome Kids.
Are humans born kind?
We both assumed, as parents of young children, that kindness is just something our kids would pick up by osmosis, because we love them. It's a common assumption.
Cory Turner, Anya Kamenetz| July 5, 201911:10 AM ET