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Lobato 8/8: Digging into cost details | EdNewsColorado

Lobato 8/8: Digging into cost details | EdNewsColorado

Lobato 8/8: Digging into cost details

One of the main plaintiffs’ witnesses in the Lobato v. State school funding lawsuit testified Monday that his study projects Colorado needs to spent $10.3 billion a year on K-12 schools, an increase of $3.6 billion.

Justin Silverstein is vice president of Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, a Denver-based research and consulting firm that produced a 96-page study projecting the funding Colorado school districts would need to support the demands of state requirements such as new content standards, tests and teacher evaluation systems. The firm was paid $115,000 by the plaintiffs for the study.

Other witnesses Monday included superintendents of two eastern plains districts, who provided chapter and

Kimble's Corner: Kimble Short Bus Tour Kicks Off In Lexington, KY

Kimble's Corner: Kimble Short Bus Tour Kicks Off In Lexington, KY

Kimble Short Bus Tour Kicks Off In Lexington, KY


Staying in Washington long enough to insure that the Democrats promised to cut the budget and not raise taxes was very difficult for me because it meant delaying getting to know little Ayn Reagan Kimble. Since adopting her, she has been a dynamo in the campaign office for me, but unfortunately Washington business doesn't wait for

All Things Education: Viable ed policy? Yes. But let's design it for people, not outcomes.

All Things Education: Viable ed policy? Yes. But let's design it for people, not outcomes.

Viable ed policy? Yes. But let's design it for people, not outcomes.

During the recent SOS March & National Call to Action event in DC, Mike Klonsky presented the idea of an SOS think/do tank. This is a fantastic idea--we need to present both policy critiques and alternatives, in addition to taking political action.

This was also very timely in light of a discussion that has had the blogosphere aflutter for the past few weeks. I am not qualified to comment too extensively on it with my limited background in political theory (I could barely follow it, save Kevin Drum’s contribution and I only have but so much patience for theoretical bullshitting even if it's really smart bullshitting), but it seems that it’s essentially an argument about theory versus action, and policy versus politics. Some seem to be saying, as much as they might wish otherwise, that given our current political system, there’s no real political solution for achieving progressive goals. Others counter that this amounts to an

Daily Kos: now available: Contract for the American Dream

Daily Kos: now available: Contract for the American Dream

now available: Contract for the American Dream

at this link

you can download it if you want.

It is premised on two key points

America Is Not Broke - America Needs Jobs, Not Cuts.

It has 10 key points:

1. Invest in America's Infrastructure

2. Create

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