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The Albany School Sellout

The politicians all get something, but poor kids are the losers.


June 30, 2017 6:54 p.m. ET


Judging from the 11th-hour deal they reached giving mayor Bill de Blasio the control he wanted over New York City schools, Albany’s Republicans appear as determined to discredit themselves on education reform as their counterparts in the Republican Congress seem to be on repealing ObamaCare. 295 more words

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Los Angeles Charter Uprising

Voters elect a pro-reform majority on the local school board.


May 21, 2017 5:56 p.m. ET


One reason public schools in big cities are so lousy is union control of local school boards. 343 more words

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California’s Teacher Tax Break

Sacramento moves to exempt public-school teachers from state income tax.

March 15, 2017 7:30 p.m. ET

California schools have many problems, but a teacher shortage isn’t one of them. 482 more words

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American Teachers Unions Oppose Innovative Schools—in Africa

Bridge Academies show promising results in Kenya and Uganda, but unions see them only as a threat.

Shannon May from Bridge International Academies with pupils in Monrovia, Liberia, May 25, 2016.  628 more words

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The ‘Shaming’ of Betsy DeVos

The education secretary should use what her critics fear most: the bully pulpit.

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Feb. 23.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY… 826 more words

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New study: discipline in schools is more effective than increased government spending

New study reported by Phys.org. (H/T Mark)


Discipline in schools has a greater impact and is more important to educational performance when compared to monetary investment, a new study from Macquarie University has found.

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Notes: Ethics & Education 1: Intro - teaching is "moral by nature"

The notes I made for this introduction to the Ethics and Education course are brief because we spent some time looking at the course outline, which I’ve included in these notes (it’s so exciting!). 654 more words

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