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Federal spending covers only 8% of public school budgets

David S. Knight, University of Washington CC BY-SAState and local tax dollars cover the bulk of U.S. public school funding. The federal government spends just under...

Giving private schools federal emergency funds slated for low-income students will...

Derek W. Black, University of South Carolina Public schools have faced three distinct challenges since the coronavirus pandemic began – scrambling to make sure that...

How much of a difference does the number of kids in...

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University Chicago’s teachers went on strike in October, suspending instruction for the city’s public school students for 11 days. Educators in the...

Getting poorer while working harder: The ‘cliff effect’

Susan R. Crandall, University of Massachusetts Boston Forty percent of all working-age Americans sometimes struggle to pay their monthly bills. There is no place in...

The GOP’s poor arguments for doubling down on SNAP’s work requirements

Patricia Smith, University of Michigan Republicans aim to tighten the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s work requirements as part of the farm bill Congress is debating. These...

Why Trump’s infrastructure ambitions are likely to stall

Caroline Nowacki, Stanford University and Kate Gasparro, Stanford University President Donald Trump recently raised the ante with his promise to unleash a wave of new...

Trump’s push for self-sufficiency misses the point of safety net programs

David Campbell, Binghamton University, State University of New York and Kristina Lambright, Binghamton University, State University of New York Here’s how Office of Management and...

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Erica A.H. Smithwick, Penn State When I was a young researcher studying how forested ecosystems recover from wildfire, I...