The overall grade takes into account five categories, or “areas,” of teacher effectiveness policies. Here’s how Illinois fared in each of the areas assessed by NCTQ.Continue Reading
For Illinois’ universities nearing the end of the fall semester without money from the state, positions go unfilled, technology isn’t upgraded and degree programs face consolidation. Further, can schools continue to absorb the cost of scholarships for low-income students?Continue Reading
Meanwhile, according the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Illinois ranks 50th (dead last) in the nation for fiscal health. What does this bode for our ability to support our institutions, meet our financial obligations and, the educational system charged with producing the talent to encourage industry to domicile in our State?Continue Reading
3rd grade school teacher challenges the common core mandate of the Ohio politicians. He berates them for comparing the results of students who have acquired a variety of acquired and documented learning disabilities prior to their entering the public school system with affluent communities.Continue Reading
The controversy rages on: Keystone is rejected because Warren Buffet, whose railroad enterprise earns $billions transporting the oil, contributes to political campaigns or … (read on) If successful, will the consuming public, like in the tobacco industry settlement, be required to pay the mega fines?Continue Reading
As we all know, that inflation affects everything around us, from basic necessities like housing, food, medical care and utilities from cosmetics to auto-mobiles. But do we really know what is really happening with inflation?
This article will examine the fundamental factors behind inflation in the United States including cost-push inflation, demand-pull inflation and the impact of consumer expectations on inflation.Continue Reading