There’s a lot of talk these days about raising state and Chicago taxes to deal with looming budget holes. And there’s talk about whether to elect a school board in Chicago, while the rest of us should have just voted to elect school board members all around the rest of the state. Schools generally make up two-thirds of the property tax bills most of us dread paying. Why hasn’t there been more talk about how we might save money, cut costs or operate more efficiently, especially when it comes to schools? OPINION As Illinois loses population and, therefore, taxpayers, a new analysis by the Metropolitan Planning Council drives home why we absolutely need to be focused on creative ways to save tax dollars and funnel more of it into the classroom on quality services for our children. Illinois spent twice as much as the national average on administrative costs in 2016, or $544 per pupil. New York spent $349 per student and California, which has three times as many students, … [Read more...] about Some creative ways to save money in Illinois public schools
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Educators say people without college degrees, including high schoolers, are teaching in Pre-K through fifth grade classes at the Community Leadership Academy, a publicly funded charter school in Commerce City. At the Golden View Classical Academy, in Golden, students are learning that real marriages are just between men and women, and that condoms are ineffective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases. Though these educational practices seem to defy Colorado law, charter schools have found a legal workaround, and many Democratic and Republican lawmakers are looking the other way. After all, charters have been the darlings of education reformers from both parties for more than 20 years. In 1993, Colorado’s first two charter schools enrolled just 187 students. Now 226 charter schools educate more than 108,000 students statewide, making up roughly 12 percent of the total K-12 public school enrollment. Though hundreds of laws govern public schools, many of those rules … [Read more...] about How charter schools are dodging Colorado laws
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Lex Corwin, founder and CEO of Stone Road Farms, gave away free yoga classes and got invaluable customer data. Green Entrepreneur Staff Published 8:00 am CDT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images How An App Saved His Pre-Rolled Joint Business 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Tell us how you got into the cannabis business. While attending college, I started working on a small family-owned medical cannabis cooperative in northern Oregon. I learned the basics of growing and working with the plant. With this knowledge and money saved from my years working in Oregon, I purchased a farm in Northern California. Once cannabis legalization went through, I knew I needed to build a brand. The days of shady, back room … [Read more...] about How An App Saved His Pre-Rolled Joint Business
James M. O'Neill NorthJersey Published 8:29 p.m. UTC Jul 28, 2018 Each year, the average family of four in America throws $1,800 in the garbage. Not in cash. In moldy vegetables. In uneaten hamburgers. In leftovers from the local pub. A scourge besets the United States: the rampant waste of food. In this country, we throw out more than 1,250 calories a day per person — or more than 400 pounds of food for each person every year, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Food waste is a global problem, but it’s far worse in America. While 32 percent of all food in the world gets wasted, about 40 percent of food grown in the United States goes unused, according to several studies. That’s like buying five bags of groceries, leaving two bags in the parking lot, and driving away, a NRDC report on the issue said. Food waste is first and foremost a moral dilemma, experts say, since this behavior is happening as 42 million … [Read more...] about Americans waste nearly half their food. How can we reduce food waste in New Jersey?