Friday Facts: August 24, 2012

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Tax Freedom Day — The Feeling of Not So Much Freedom

By Mike Klein There is this idea out there that the country has a tax code.   Actually, it has a tax obstacle course.  It is almost impossible to decipher the obstacle course with its many minefields and politicians constantly argue about how to “simplify” it.  That is why the annual dust-up between the Tax Foundation and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a fascinating spat. Each year the Foundation announces Tax Freedom Day – the date on which it says we have worked long enough to pay federal, … Continue Reading →

Edelman Tells Educators United States “Is Going To Miss The Boat”

Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan were blunt about the failure of American education to prepare children for the brave new world when they addressed the National Charters School Confere…

After Supreme Court Ruling: “How We Answer Will Define Us For Generations”

Georgia became the national battleground over charter public schools alternative authorization last month when the state Supreme Court ruled the three-year-old charter schools commission is unconstitutional.  So it was not surprising that there …

Bill Clinton Tells Charter Educators: Put America Back in the Future Business

Former President Bill Clinton challenged charter school educators to “put our country back in the future business” during his keynote address Tuesday morning that opened the 2011 National Charter Schools Conference in Atlanta.

“P…