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School choice lessons for Charleston - Post and Courier

School choice lessons for Charleston – Post and Courier

Mention a coastal city notable for its diverse cultural history and the twin scars of natural disasters and human-made racism and generational poverty, and most people will think New Orleans, especially during the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 762 more words

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RAS BARAKA SOUNDS THE CHARGE ENERGIZING THE FIGHT FOR LOCAL CONTROL OF NEWARK'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Newark, NJ— The Mayor joined advocacy groups, students and Newark Public School Board members on the steps of City Hall in the most recent in a series of escalating protests against the State of New Jersey’s 21 year long control of the district’s public school system. 543 more words

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Long Island: Common Core/Cuomo Critics Are Angered by His Latest Maneuver to Pacify Them

A report from Long Island, the epicenter of the parent-led opt out movement:

Governor Cuomo probably thought he would please some parents by expressing his dismay with the implementation of the Common Core and blaming it on the State Education Department (John King), but no one seems satisfied that yet another commission he appoints will map the next moves.

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Vicki Cobb: Something about Reform Smells Rotten

Vicki Cobb, noted author of science books for children, here reviews the powerful video “Education, Inc.”

She writes:

“The American Revolution ultimately came together with the widespread distribution of a pamphlet that spoke truth about power. 106 more words

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Schneider and Greene Give a Lesson to Jonathan Alter

Jonathan Alter is an insightful writer about politics but knows little about education. He doesn’t like public education. Unfortunately, he thinks he is an education expert. 1,020 more words

Charter Schools

Is this just another sleight of hand ruse?

Is the pendulum really swinging or are we just part of a sleight of hand ruse?

As a deadline creeps closer and school districts all across New York State huddle in negotiations with local teacher associations to agree on a new evaluation plan, under the threat of a loss in state aid, a prominent Regent and Governor Cuomo have either come to their senses or are imitating… 465 more words

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Rahm Rushed Off Stage as Dyett Protesters Swarm and Take Over

At a budget hearing last night, Dyett protesters swarmed the stage, and police removed Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“SOUTH SHORE — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second of three citywide public budget forums descended in chaos Wednesday night when Dyett High School protesters took the stage, and police had to hustle the mayor off the stage. 101 more words

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