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Super Tuesday Education Pork

Boston.com reports on Super Tuesday pork, listing just a few of the projects being sought for states where primaries are happening today. Included are national "imperatives" such as:
Alaska: $487,000 to the Galena City School District for a boarding school for low performing native students from remote villages across Western Alaska.
Arkansas: $679,150 to the Criminal Justice Institute of Little Rock for a law enforcement education and training program.
Delaware: $390,000 to the Delaware Education Department for the Starting Stronger Early Learning initiative.
Idaho: $292,000 to the Lee Pesky Learning Center in Boise to provide educational materials for literacy programs.
Massachusetts: $235,000 for a weather buoy for Nantucket Sound.
New Jersey: $624,000 to Rutgers University Law School in Camden for student scholarships and loan repayment, internships and public interest programming (because New Jersey doesn't tax its citizens enough!).
New York: $243,000 to the Onondaga County Public Library in Syracuse for technology upgrades.
Tennessee: $4,875,000 to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for the Baker Center for Public Policy.

Via Center for Education Reform

Lisa Snell is Director of Education

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