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Chester Finn Laments Maryland's Corporate Reform Resistance; Fails to Connect Common Core to Falling NAEP Scores

On March 22, 2017, former Fordham Institute President and current Maryland State Board of Education Vice President Chester Finn published an opinion piece for the ed reform think tank, Fordham Institute, entitled, “A Painful ESSA Setback in Maryland.” 1,144 more words

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NC Charter School Graduated 160 Students Who Lacked Coursework

In (or after) March 2017, the North Carolina State Board of Education is supposed to decide whether or not to close Kestrel Heights High School. Information on Kestrel Heights was presented to the board… 1,505 more words


Professor vs. Advocate Debate: "Charters and Vouchers are the Answer"

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.

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Puerto Vallarta fishing Review My Marlin


My Marlin





I had the opunity to go out on a 12 hour day of fishing with my wife, daughter and father on the”My Marlin,” skippered by Steve Torres and crewed by Oscar on 12/29/15. 204 more words

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The Public Agrees!: Charters are Overrated

Are charters overrated? The public says yes! More on that in a moment.

The recent Intelligence Squared debate has resulted in a variety of new and important conversations. 1,840 more words

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What the Public Means by "Public Education"

Rick Hess asks what it means to be an enemy of public education and then links in an old essay he wrote.

There are really three ways to understand what it means for educational services to be “public”: We’ll call them the procedural, the input, and the outcome approaches .

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Donald Trump's Proposed 2018 Budget: At Least He Doesn't Call Himself an "Education President."

Here it is: Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget— all 62 pages of it.

From Trump’s introductory remarks:

The core of my first Budget Blueprint is the rebuilding of our Nation’s military without adding to our Federal deficit.

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