OUR TIME DAILY TRANSLATION
We've heard you say it many times: "Politics is like a foreign language." Well, we agree.
Each week, we summarize, simplify, and interpret different major news stories and how they affect our generation. We'll give you our take, and you can decide for yourself.
A new study by economists from Sweden and London show that education reform in low income and poor education areas can actually reduce crime in the long run
The study shows that investment in teachers and a commitment to helping students reach higher education reduces crime by 2.5%
Over the next ten years, if budget cuts continue to rise, the United States will lay off 34,000 teachers
WHY WE SHOULD CARE
From June 2008 to March 2012, 250,000 jobs have been cut by public school systems across the country; with the need for education being so great, the focus should be turned to putting good teachers into classroom to motivate students to pursue higher education and good jobs
Three federal programs critical to education across the country could lose $2.7 billion over 10 years: Title I, which provides vital funds for low income area education, state grants for special education, and the Head Start public pre-school program, which helps introduce children into the public school system.
OUR TIME OPINION
Public education needs to become a priority. The less money we invest in our youth, the less hope we give them to succeed in the future.