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Celebrating Ten Years of Post-Katrina RSD, and You Are Invited-- If You Pony Up $275

From June 18 to 20, 2015, a group known as the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans (ERA) will be hosting a conference entitled, The Urban Education Future? 1,033 more words

High-stakes Testing

'So?' MSNBC's #povertypimp Ed Schultz frets over Wall Street bonuses

Wealthy white man Ed Schultz, somehow one of the survivors of MSNBC’s recent purge of hosts, has those Wall Street fat cats in his sights again today. 546 more words


Fat cat union boss doesn't want anyone profiting from education

Why is it that fat cat union bosses always feign moral outrage over someone making a profit? Case in point: Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers union. 293 more words

US Politics

Don't Trap Kids In Bad Schools

Earlier this week, we reported that a charter school in New York operated by the United Federation of Teachers will be shut down due to poor performance and a host of other issues. 386 more words

As West Virginia Threatens to Dump Common Core, WV Teachers Union Works to Keep It.

On February 28, 2015, the West Virginia House of Representatives voted 74-19 to repeal the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In West Virginia, CCSS is called Next Generation… 779 more words

Common Core

NYT: UFT Charter School Failed The Children At Every Level

On Monday, we reported on the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the closure of the United Federation of Teachers’ charter school (called UFT Charter School) in East New York. 314 more words

The History Of UFT’s Charter School

On Friday, United Federation of Teachers (U.F.T.) announced that it would close part of its charter school due to poor performance. According to The New York Times… 523 more words