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Support and Skepticism in Achievement First Debate

A proposed Achievement First school expected to reduce New Haven’s in-district class sizes, has been billed as a public/charter collaboration, but among residents who attended last night’s Board of Education meeting, a dividing line has been drawn. 1,096 more words

Video: Cashing in on public schools, Timmy gets a lesson

From The Progressive:

This animated feature on school privatization stars little Timmy, a kindergartener who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with the right-wing mantra “Public Schools have failed.

Cashing In On Ed Reform

Scathing Report Finds School Privatization Hurts Poor Kids

Southside Community Prep is the first of eight planned Rocketship schools in Milwaukee. (Shakara Robinson / Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service / Creative Commons)

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Politics

Crop Tools for the Classroom: The Forgotten History of Value Added Metrics

Over the past five years Arne Duncan and the Department of Education have whole-heartedly adopted value added metric (VAM) models for evaluating teacher effectiveness. Since then policies such as Race to the Top and groups such as the National Governors Association have been forcing states to integrate VAM’s into their educational plan. 1,677 more words