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Year in Review: Classrooms vs. cells – spending on prisons increases faster than on education (access required)

As lawmakers developed the fiscal year 2016 spending plan, an unofficial rallying point among the education and human services communities was that the prison system is growing at the expense of schools and children.

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On a few occasions in my stint as Managing Editor of the Capitol Times, I’ve gone home on Thursdays – the day we put the print edition to bed – worried that a change in circumstances will render one of our stories irrelevant. That came true Thursday in a big way, and it was too late to stop the presses.