Articles by Paul Katula

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Theft of school funds: 2 Chicago-area cases

Two cases of theft of school funds this year lead us to examine the elements of theft, as found in research: a motivated perpetrator, the presence of the target, and favorable conditions at the location of the crime.

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Government college scorecard leaves teens baffled

The White House’s college “scorecard” was examined by a few college-bound teenagers, and it confused them. The government needs to redesign the thing so it will actually help the kids it’s trying to help.

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Judge finds Louisiana's voucher law unconstitutional

A state judge in Louisiana ruled that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s trademark school reform legislation, a voucher program that sends public tax dollars to private and parochial schools, is unconstitutional in the way it diverts funds away from the state funding formula.