This is a public university, created and run by the state of California and funded by the taxpayer. Rivaling well- known private selective institutions, UCB produces state, national, and international leaders in almost every field. This is a publicly-funded institution where the physics building's parking lot has six prime spots "Reserved for Nobel Laureates."
Yet even this major institution that has created much of California's intellectual infrastructure and resulting economic growth has seen reductions in state investment in past years. Against the backdrop of my walk, I replayed the constant political refrain that ending deficit spending is the most important issue facing the nation. Read Entire Post
This week's issue focuses on the Senate Health, Labor, and Pensions Committee's bill to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB); federal funding for education programs; new federal legislation that would combine rigorous coursework with workplace experience; NCLB waivers; and a new report comparing how U.S. students fare when compared to their international counterparts.
Links to individual articles are available after the jump.Read Entire Post
This afternoon around 3:00 p.m., the U.S. Senate is scheduled to hold key votes on the budget for education and other programs supported by the federal government. One vote will be on H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, which makes significant cuts to important education reform programs.
The other vote will be on a proposal that would restore funding to many of the education programs proposed for cuts in H.R. 1. This alternative proposal is Senate Amendment #149 introduced by Senator Inouye, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.Read Entire Post