budget cuts

Despite Fightback, Top Principals Say Schools Still Facing Painful Layoffs, Increased Class Sizes

April 11, 2017

On the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, leading principals Ashley Cook, Job Grotsky and Matt Hornbeck discuss what equitable funding would mean for Baltimore public schools, the advantages enjoyed by charter schools, and what it takes to make a school ‘great’.

Trump’s Budget Targets Climate Change Spending Across All Federal Agencies

March 22, 2017

Cuts to block community grants that fund programs like Meals on Wheels are simply cruel because they don’t amount to any real savings for the government, says PERI’s Robert Pollin

Baltimore School Principals Rally Against Devastating Budget Cuts

March 1, 2017

TRNN speaks to school administrators and elected officials who are outraged at the $130 million school deficit and potential layoff of 1,000 workers

The Epstein Report

December 1, 2014
The big banks snuck in a provision to gut the Dodd-Frank legislation that was passed to prevent another financial crisis, says Professor Gerald Epstein from Political Economy Research Institute at University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Students and Teachers Defend Education

March 24, 2014
University of Southern Maine student Meagan LaSala and professor Rachel Bouvier explain how cuts disproportionately target faculty and will trigger a decline in quality public education

"Mayor 1%" Rahm Emanuel vs. Chicago's 99% Pt. 1

November 21, 2013
TRNN interviews “Mayor 1%” author Kari Lydersen about Rahm Emanuel’s battles with Chicago’s 99% pt 2

Philadelphia Cuts School Nurses

October 10, 2013
Philly schools suffer 40 percent decline of school nurses in just two years due to budget cuts Philadelphia sixth-grader Laporshia Massey died shortly after suffering an asthma attack at school on September 25. No nurse was on duty. In 2011, 289 school nurses worked in Philadelphia. Currently, 179 such nurses work in the district—a decline…

The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

September 4, 2013
The business of war is more profitable than ever.