Who is ALICE?

Who is ALICE?
Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed. ALICE families are working hard, but still aren’t able to afford the basic necessities. 36% of Allegan County residents fall below the ALICE threshold.
Explore the latest ALICE data for Michigan and Allegan County in the 2019 ALICE Report.

Charter School Support Fades: U.S. House Appropriators Seek to Cut $40 Million from Charter Schools Program

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Last week, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, a body now dominated by Democrats, sent forward to the floor of the House an education appropriations proposal to cut—by 10 percent—Congressional funding for the federal Charter Schools Program. This year the program is funded at $440 million. The Democratic appropriations committee has proposed the allocation of $400 million for next year.

By contrast, the President’s budget—proposed in mid-March—reflects the priorities of Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, who seeks an additional $60 million next year for a total Charter Schools Program allocation of $500 million in FY 2020.

Education Week‘s Andrew Ujifusa describes the House Appropriations Committee’s proposed 2020 education budget: “A bill to increase the U.S. Department of Education’s budget by more than $4 billion is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives…  (T)he House appropriations committee approved legislation that would provide…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY May 16, 1918: The Sedition Act of 1918 Enacted

#tdih The Sedition Act of 1918 was enacted to extend the Espionage Act of 1917. The Sedition Act covered a broader range of offenses, notably speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative light or interfered with the sale of government bonds.
Among those arrested under the act, Eugene Debs and Marie Equi.

Read more below and listen to a reading of Debs’ infamous Canton, Ohio speech.

May 16, 1918: The Sedition Act of 1918 Enacted