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A Glance at College Affordability

by Dustin Broussard Education is a salient issue for all facets of government. In 2013, President Obama outlined a plan on college affordability in three distinct sections. The first involves coupling funding to the performance of public universities, challenging states… Continue Reading →

Preventing School Shootings: the Use of Threat Assessment in Schools

School Shooting in the US: How Far Have We Come? School shootings in the United States are a statistically rare, albeit devastating, occurrence. There have been many efforts to address school shootings ranging from the Safe School Initiative to spending… Continue Reading →

Every Child Learns Differently: The Need for Gifted Education Policy

It’s no secret that the education system in the United States has lagged in recent decades compared to other countries around the world. Part of the failure of the system is the lack of specialized programs and the overwhelming approach… Continue Reading →

Obama to reduce student loan payments for millions of students

By Matthew Harang Many students will be singing the praises of the Obama administration for enacting a law that will effectively reduce student loan repayments for millions of people in debt.The new policy, which will take effect in January, reduces… Continue Reading →

L.A. Unified School Board approves new reading curriculum

By Matthew Harang March 29, 2011 Decision-makers in the Los Angeles Unified School District met Tuesday to vote on important curriculum that will be used in the city’s elementary schools. The board voted to suspend the use of the current lesson plan,… Continue Reading →

L.A. students walk out of classes to support teachers facing layoffs

By Matthew Harang The California budget crisis is being felt throughout the state in all sectors of government. The Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to layoff over 7,000 faculty members in local schools, the L.A. Times reported. Other school districts across the… Continue Reading →

United Teachers Los Angeles: Analysis of a Public Sector Collective Bargaining Agency

By Matthew Harang UTLA is an important collective bargaining agency which represents educators and school faculty in L.A. Unified School District, the second largest school system in the nation. This report provides an overview of the organization, along with information… Continue Reading →

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