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Destroying the GED, by Pearson

SInce Pearson bought control of the GED test, there has been a staggering collapse in the number of students who passed it and won a high school diploma. 232 more words

Education Reform

Peter Greene: University President Wants to "Drown Some Bunnies"

Peter Greene reports a sad story about a small university in Maryland. The president, recruited from the financial sector, was given a goal: raise retention rates. 100 more words

Education Reform

DeVry Plunges As FTC Says School Lied About How Many Of Its Students Become Waiters And Bartenders

“The real question now is whether continued pressure on for-profit colleges will result in further closures and more petitions from hundreds of thousands of students with tens of billions of loans they now know can be legally discharged.”

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Government

Robert Pondiscio: The Phoniest Statistic in American Education

Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and even President Obama have done a victory dance about the “historic” rise in the graduation rate, but Robert Pondiscio of the Thomas B. 652 more words

Graduation Rates

St. Louis Schools Improve; Not Enough for Full Accreditation

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis schools are improving, but the state’s largest district isn’t ready to be restored to full accreditation, Missouri State Board of Education members said Tuesday. 484 more words

News

La. Governor John Bel Edwards' Inaugural Speech (and Some Commentary)

I became involved in the fight against corporate education reform in March 2012 as part of the effort to recall Bobby Jindal as Louisiana governor. 2,868 more words

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