In this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, Students, professors and employees from the University of California's 10 campuses protest budget cuts that have led to layoffs, furloughs, course reductions and higher fees in Berkeley, Calif.(AP Photo / Russel A. Daniels, file)

Feeding Into Prison-Industrial Complex: School Spending Declines, Corrections Dept. Funding Increases

(MintPress) – A federal study released in 2009, the most recent year of available federal data, found that 1 in 7 American adults did not have the literacy skills necessary to read anything more advanced than a children’s picture book. And according to Scientific Learning, an independent education research group, the United States is the […]