by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer
 
43% of Georgians think schools in their state need to improve their budgeting skills, but Tim Callahan, spokesman for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, disagrees.
 
"We keep trying to do education on the cheap, and it will hurt us in the long run," the Chattanooga Times Free Press quotes Mr. Callahan as saying.
 
If there's one thing the United States has not done in a long time, it's school on the cheap. This would be
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by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer
 
Women are more educated and more empowered than ever, writes Jennifer Marshall of The Heritage Foundation. So why are so many afraid to take in hand the education of their own children?
 
Marshall showcases Leigh Bortins as an example of the modern woman who is erudite and motivated to make sure her children grow up the same. Mrs. Bortins aspired to be a Navy pilot, but poor eyesight forced her to study aerospace engineering instead. When
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by Cathy Cuthbert, NEO Board of Directors
 
You may not have noticed but the City of Harrisburg PA had been threatening to default on a bond payment of $3.3 million come Sept 15th. Over the weekend, the city was rescued by the state. Even though the bond insurer Ambac said that it would cover the bondholders’  losses, the State of Pennsylvania stepped in to make bondholders (and Ambac) whole by bailing out Harrisburg--for now.
 
Apparently Harrisburg has already missed $8
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by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer
 
U.S. researchers are planning to study a math program developed in Russia, with the hope it will help American students.
 
American educators often look to other countries for teaching ideas. It started with the very beginning of public schools, when Horace Mann and others became enthralled with German education. Japanese math methods have been studied, as well as classroom methodology in many European countries. Now it's Russian math.
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by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer
 
Charter schools are public schools that operate with less oversight than other public schools. That's supposed to be the thing that makes them work -- that and the fact that parents choose to send their children to them.
 
But they are not private or independent schools, and parents do not feel the stake in them that they would were they paying for them -- and, not surprisingly, parents rely on oversight groups and government to keep
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