U.s. States Still Holding Back On School Spending


Twombly effortlessly scribbled a vague but familiar outline, and Dorothea Rockburne sketched a three-dimensional cube filled with arbitrary locations like Chambers Street in New York and Black Mountain in North Carolina. “Artists dont follow memory; they have their own conception of it,” Takahashi explained in an interview with The Huffington Post. “[In ‘From Memory’] some artists made conceptual work, some drawings originated from their childhoods; some followed the shape of the U.S. as automatic drawings; some used nostalgia and ideas of the future.” Born in 1940, Takahashi was a studio assistant for Robert Rauschenberg and Lucio Fontana, as well as a chef at Gordon Matta-Clark’s restaurant Food. Having moved to the United States from Japan with limited language skills and a taste for America’s conceptual art making cadres, he used the simple outline of the U.S. as a point of departure for his own art project, beginning with his unique representation of the country. Hisachika Takahashi’s drawing for “From Memory, Draw a Map of the United States”, 1971-2, paper dimensions: 17 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches (44.5 x 57.8 cm), signed recto, the artist, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York “I thought the shape of the U.S. was beautiful, and I wanted to explore these artists ideas of history, fantasy and imagination,” he said. “I knew so many artists at that time. I just knocked on the doors of the ones I admired and everyone happily agreed to collaborate.” ” From Memory ,” which heads to Sean Kelly Gallery today, is the ultimate marriage of purely visual and conceptual art, demonstrating how personal knowledge can shape memory and aesthetic. Physical images converge with mental associations, as artists prove that the very concrete and iconic territory of the U.S.

Alabama and Oklahoma have each cut per-student school funding by more than 20 percent since the start of the recession, according to the report. In Arizona, Kansas, Idaho, South Carolina and Wisconsin spending is down more than 15 percent. Altogether 13 states, including California, have reduced spending by more than 10 percent. In November, California voters approved sending schools more money, and CBPP emphasized that schools there “have experienced a significant improvement in their finances in the last year, largely because of the ballot measure’s enactment.” PUMPED UP SCHOOL SPENDING As their revenues began falling from the recession, many states tried to protect education and cut other areas first. The 2009 federal economic stimulus plan provided aid specifically for schools. But states’ revenues had not recovered by the time the plan’s funds ran out, and most places ultimately cut education to help balance their budgets. State revenues have now increased for 14 quarters, and in most places exceed prerecession levels. Some governors and statehouses have pumped up school spending for the school year that recently started, albeit cautiously. New Mexico increased its spending by $72 per student, “not nearly enough to offset the state’s $946 per-pupil cut over the previous four years,” CBPP found. Similarly, Maine pushed up funding by $68 per pupil this year after cutting $465 per student the previous years. In their budgets for the fiscal year that started in July, states kept total spending below prerecession levels and primarily used their surpluses to rebuild rainy day funds, according to the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers. CBPP’s findings follow other indicators showing school spending remains constrained. Recently, the U.S.

EU demands answers from United States on financial spying

government has tapped into the computer networks of companies including Google Inc. (GOOG.O), Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT). The European Union shares data from the database of SWIFT, which exchanges financial messages concerning transactions across the world, but it only does so with the United States Treasury, to help intercept possible terrorism plots. In 2010, the EU and the United States signed a formal agreement to limit how much of that data can be retrieved. Each side can terminate the agreement if there is a severe breach but only after mutual consultation to establish whether the terms of the agreement have been broken. Europe has been unsettled by other revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency had been spying on European citizens by trawling vast quantities of email and telephone data of both Americans and foreigners. (Reporting By Claire Davenport; editing by Philip Blenkinsop and Ralph Boulton) @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Copyright/IP Policy Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges . Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo! Finance partner page . Quotes are updated automatically, but will be turned off after 25 minutes of inactivity. Quotes are delayed at least 15 minutes.

United States World Cup qualification page: questions, answers and links

Q: Did Clint Dempsey miss that penalty kick on purpose? Spend any time at all with Dempsey and you will know that he is all about soccer. (Well, fishing, too but mostly soccer.) Its a serious game to him, serious business. He approaches it honestly. So, no. I never suspected for a second that he did. Why in the world would he? (No, not even for the sake of Dos a cero. My guess if he had scored: He would run to the crowd and say Tres a cero!) Besides, in post-game comments he said he didnt miss on purpose. And he probably wondered why anyone would even ask such a thing. Q: Will Mexico make it? Best guess, 50-50. Third-place Honduras has a home game against already qualified Costa Rica, then a road game against bottom-of-group Jamaica. Thats ample opportunity for points collection, so I see Honduras keeping its lead on Mexico.