Beth Milne is a past member of the 50CAN team. 

Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis 
Nearly 400,000 Latino infants and toddlers went uncounted during the last U.S. census—a figure that could have implications on their future education, according to a new report. (The Atlantic)
When it comes to state funding of public schools, it’s clear that not all states are created equal. For a variety of reasons, such as the prevalence of successful businesses or the median income in a given area, spending on K-12 students varies greatly from state to state, or even county to county. A decrease in public school funding affects student and faculty alike, as budget cuts often bring about layoffs. (Mercury News)
There’s a long-held debate in education. ” ‘Do you fix education to cure poverty or do you cure poverty to cure education?’ And I think that’s a false dichotomy,” says the superintendent of Camden schools in New Jersey, Paymon Rouhanifard. “You have to address both.” (NPR)
The biggest difference between schools I attended a half-century ago and schools I visit now is special education: It took a while for our country to grasp how to help students with extra needs. (The Washington Post)
Just before Hillary Clinton took the stage at a school fundraiser in Manhattan last Friday, senior Jamal Trotman stood up to share his own success story. (Chalkbeat)
The No Child Left Behind Act was a huge mistake, standardized testing isn’t worth believing in, and teachers should be more respected and better paid than they are, according to Jane Sanders, a social worker and academic and the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a hopeful for the Democratic nominee for president. (Education Week)
The overwhelming majority of Detroit Public Schools will be closed Monday after the teachers union in the city called for a sickout over concerns about the finances of Michigan’s largest school district. (The Atlantic)


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