One refrain against 529 expansion comes from the public school teacher unions and the education complex at large, which incessantly claim that any school choice incentive or benefit somehow takes money from public education. The National Education Association, for example, speciously claimed that expanding 529s somehow would “hurt neighborhood public schools and students.” This zero-sum argument by the NEA and others is unfounded and bogus. … [Read more...] about The House has a plan that will expand income equality and education access — the Senate should follow suit
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, according to a letter from the U.S. Education Department’s civil rights office that was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. … [Read more...] about Department of Education: Transgender Athletes’ Competition Violates Women’s Rights
Graciela Salas provides in-home care for an Alzheimer’s patient through CareLinx, which signed the Good Work Pledge. She makes $16.50 an hour, up from $12 an hour at a nursing home job, and feels that the company treats her well. She is a W-2 employee, but has the flexibility to set her own wages and schedule, and accept only assignments of her choosing. … [Read more...] about 2 new initiatives call for benefits, safety net for gig workers
Several other states have polices barring the participation of transgender athletes and Idaho recently became the first state to pass a law banning transgender women from competing in women's sports. The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice filed a federal lawsuit contending that law violates the U.S. Constitution because it is discriminatory and an invasion of privacy. … [Read more...] about CT Transgender Athlete Policy Violates Title IX: Education Dept.
To forestall this influx, governors could dedicate some CARES Act money to compensate K-12 scholarship organizations for the money they will lose because of a falling economy. Currently, 18 states provide tax credits for donations to these organizations, which help students from low-income families attend private schools. Congress could ease the burden on all states by approving emergency federal tax benefits up to a limited amount, both for those making scholarship donations and for families paying tuition out of their own pockets. … [Read more...] about Schools and states must adjust to life after COVID-19