I'm no business wiz but today would be a good day to open a competing government.
— Jeffrey Joseph (@atjeffreyjoseph) October 1, 2013Read full article >>
The world record for a democracy going without an elected government is held by Belgium, which went 589 days in 2010-11 because the opposing Flemish and Walloons were unable to agree on policy issues and form a governing coalition following national elections.Read full article >>
Options Public Charter School was founded to improve the fortunes of the District’s most troubled teens and students with disabilities, and the District government sent millions of taxpayer dollars to the school each year for their education and care.Read full article >>
A Head Start program in Western Massachusetts started its school year Monday, two weeks later than usual to save money due to sequestration-related budget cuts.
On Tuesday,the program almost shut down again.Read full article >>
The government shutdown has caused as many as 19,000 children to lose access to Head Start today, the National Head Start Association reported Tuesday.
More than 20 programs across 11 states did not get the annual grant they had been scheduled to receive Tuesday and cannot provide early education and related social services to children and families.Read full article >>
In 1986, a full 68 percent of Americans said that they viewed going to college as a big part of the American Dream. Today, according to a new poll, 52 percent do. This was one of the findings in a major new Washington Post-Miller Center Poll that looked at how Americans have changed how they define success in America and how they view the country's future. The results are sobering.Read full article >>