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Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez
January 29, 2018

Deep cuts to education funding may affect schools throughout the country. The Trump administration will allocate $1.4 billion to expand vouchers in public and private schools. According to The Atlantic,...

Committee created to address lack of arts funds

Peaces of Chico is a mural by artist Gregg Payne in downtown Chico. Photo credit: Latisha Cheney
January 21, 2018

The Chico City Council voted 7-0 to form a committee focused on the lack of funding for the arts in Chico Tuesday. Funding for the arts has experienced a devastating decline and has nearly dissolved...

Stop ignoring low-income neighborhoods

Photo credit: Helen Suh
April 19, 2016

The rich keep on getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. It is unfair for schools and neighborhoods in nice areas to get all the funding while low-income areas get nothing. I had this debate with...

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