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D.C. Charter Teachers Seek to Unionize

Originally published in The American Prospect on February 22, 2017.
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This morning, teachers at Paul Public Charter School, one of the oldest charters in Washington, D.C., publicly announced their intent to unionize—a first for charter schoolteachers in the nation’s capital. 1,486 more words

Charters, vouchers and DeVos: Are your schools poised to rise or fail?

By Suhail Farooqui, CEO, K12 Insight

Today, our schools face the defining challenge of a generation, perhaps their entire existence. Until five years ago, few dared utter the words “market share” in the context of public schools. 832 more words

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Betsy DeVos' Press Release About Her DC School Visit

On Friday, February 10, 2017, US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos was in the news because protesters blocked one of the entrances to DC’s Jefferson Middle School, which DeVos had chosen to visit that day. 680 more words

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US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos' Letter to State Superintendents Re: ESSA State Plans

On Friday, February 10, 2017, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent to state superintendents a letter regarding the formulation of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans. 1,496 more words

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New Playground Song

“Donnie and Betsy sitting in the tree

H-a-t-e-i-n-g

First come vouchers

Then come charters

Then come our children whom we’ve turned into martyrs”

Betsy DeVoss Confirmed for Education

Feb 7, 2017 (WASHINGTON) This was as right as they get. The Senate vote split 50-50 with two Republicans joining the Democrats in voting no for Betsy DeVoss. 653 more words