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States Are Prioritizing Prisons over Education, Budgets Show

The Huffington Post “If state budget trends reflect the country’s policy priorities, then the U.S. currently values prisoners over children … The growth of state spending on prisons in recent years has far outpaced the growth of spending on education. … Continue reading

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School Spending By Affluent Is Widening Wealth Gap

Associated Press via Yahoo News “Wealthier parents have been stepping up education spending so aggressively that they’re widening the nation’s wealth gap. When the Great Recession struck in late 2007 and squeezed most family budgets, the top 10 percent of … Continue reading

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Cuts in Education, Economic Supports Expected to Increase Costs for Incarceration, Prisons

From James DeBord Consulting (jamesdebord@comcast.net):   As local, state and federal elected officials grapple this year and in years to come about how best to allocate dwindling resources in tough economic times, it is important for them, as well as business and civic … Continue reading

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