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John Burbank: On implementing Pay It Forward, the Debt-free Degree plan

John Burbank: On implementing Pay It Forward, the Debt-free Degree plan

February 15, 2013

Testimony by John Burbank to the Washington State Higher Education Task Force On Pay It Forward: The Debt-Free Degree Plan for Washington  This is a highly innovative policy proposal that involves interactions between students, parents, individual institutions, the state of

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The Finnish education model: Highlights, resources and research

The Finnish education model: Highlights, resources and research

November 30, 2012

Finnish students are among the best in the world. Their success has come through a system that would seem unorthodox here in the United States: no standardized testing, no private schools, fewer hours in school, teacher autonomy, full national funding, and

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Educational Opportunity, K-12 Education

Self, meet sabotage: How higher ed budget cuts are undercutting Washington’s economic recovery

The more education you have, the better your prospects in both recession and recovery – but Washington state is putting higher ed further out of reach While the Great Recession officially ended three years ago, millions of workers and their

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Posted in Educational Opportunity, Higher Education

40 years of Title IX: More female graduates, but still earning less

Last weekend was the 40th anniversary of Title IX, an Education Amendment that prohibits sex discrimination in federally-funded education programs – including admissions, curriculum, athletics, and even faculty and staff. While this law protects both males and females, it is

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Educational Opportunity, EOI, Equal Pay

Bump in Pell Grant funding increases access to higher education

By EOI Policy Intern Tatsuko Go Hollo Amidst all the talk of funding cuts related to the debt ceiling deal, there is something you may not have heard about – a funding increase. Pell Grants, which provide financial aid to

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As state funding drops, Washington college students continue losing by degrees

With the start of a new school year, both first-year and returning college students are buying books and preparing to pay for their first term of university tuition. But with the prospect of mountains of debt and no guarantee of

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Losing By Degrees

Losing By Degrees

July 27, 2009

Washington’s public colleges and universities are a critical resource for building a prosperous future for our state and fulfilling the promise of opportunity for all. Without strong public institutions of higher education, our youth will be stymied in striving to reach

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Washington State education funding and tax reform

May 1, 2009

Washington State must ensure public investment in education keeps up with the needs of today’s students and tomorrow’s economy. A more modern tax system that is fair to middle-class families will fuel long-term economic growth and keep the doors to

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Washington’s Structural Deficit: Without tax reform, pain will outlast recession

Washington’s Structural Deficit: Without tax reform, pain will outlast recession

April 27, 2009

The worldwide recession has struck a major blow to state and local government budgets, including Washington’s. But Washington’s budget woes will outlast the recession because the state also has a structural deficit. Without raising rates or adding new taxes, revenues

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity, K-12 Education
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