Public education stands to benefit most from increased state funds

The L.A. Times – Chris Megerian “As California staggered through years of budget crises, the state law intended to safeguard funds for public education was no defense against a flood of recessionary red ink. School budgets were cut by billions of dollars,...

Public Spending On Education In Perspective [Infographic]

Forbes – Niall McCarthy “A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sheds light on the vast differences between countries when it comes to spending on education. The proportion of public expenditure set aside for...

How much does college really cost? Less than you might think

The Seattle Times – Katherine Long “Hardly a week passes without the release of some new report that discusses the extraordinary growth in the cost of higher education. Lost in the debate is one caveat: A majority of students get some sort of financial...

Education funding gaps: Which states are hitting, missing the mark?

The Christian Science Monitor – Stacy Teicher Khadaroo “While the debate rages over the federal budget and how much will go to K-12 schools, states and localities supply the biggest share of education dollars – about 87 percent on average. But is that...

How To Make the Most of the Single Best College Tax Break

Time – Kim Clark “Nearly 2 million Americans pay too much in taxes because of confusion over education benefits. Here’s how to avoid that mistake. Back in January President Obama proposed consolidating many overlapping education tax benefits, a plan...