Koch Brothers Voice Interest in Funding Justice Reform
In 2015, advocates for juvenile and criminal justice reform may be surprised to find a new ally in the oft-controversial Koch brothers, who control the second-biggest privately-owned business in America and financially fuel several libertarian and conservative causes.
The Real Cost of College: Time & Credits to Degree at California Community Colleges and California State University
This report focuses specifically on the hidden and unspoken costs of college, and the communities that are placed at a disadvantage.The report specifically talks about the longer students are enrolled in college, the more they will pay for tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and other education-related expenses, and the loss of time results in loss of overall money and wages.
The Gates Foundation Invests in Charter Schools in Washington
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, Washington (206) 709-3100 www.gatesfoundation.org In 2012, the State of Washington announced the narrow passage of a voter initiative authorizing the creation of the state’s first charter schools.
Low-Income Phone Program Reform a Bad Deal for Foster Youths, Group Says
The method by which discounted phone services are made available to former foster youths may change in California, and the rest of the country. But not this fiscal year. Consumer advocates, including a group representing foster youths, assailed Assembly Bill 1407, arguing it removed protections for low-income citizens.