CertificationMap.com, the group that tracks what is required to get a teaching certificate in each of the 50 states, also does information graphics from time to time.
Got this one from them today: A map on how states are spending less on education in 2010 than in 2009.
The map should change dramatically when 2011 is taken into account. This map shows $15 billion less being spent on schools nationwide. Texas proposes to cut another $3 billion from spending in Texas alone for 2011.
This is a map of the War on Education in the U.S. It shows that education, and the U.S., are losing the war.
For the blog at CertificationMap.com, there is a call for stories about cutting the funds for education:
Are you a teacher, parent or student who has been short-changed by your school? Send us your story at YourStory@CertificationMap.com by Friday, May 13th. In an effort to remind people that the choices we make now will influence our children tomorrow, we’ll be spending Friday the 13th reposting horror stories that illustrate how failing to make education a priority is ultimately failing our own futures.
As with global warming, we now have denialists in education issues, those who deny the rising tide of mediocrity, and a few who cheer the rise.