public schools + corporate subsidies // a lo…

The year is ending but not quite yet for freelance journalism!This week I have three stories to share: One is a short piece in The American Prospect about how, for the first time ever, communities can track how much money their school districts are losing due to corporate tax subsidies. At least $1.8 billion was given away by state and local governments over the last fiscal year to attract businesses—money that otherwise would have gone directly to public schools. Believe it or not, such disclosures simply weren’t available until this past year. I wrote about why that is, and implications of this new transparency.

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