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Charter School Lobby Panics as NAACP Rejects For-Profit Schools

Charter School Lobby Panics as NAACP Rejects For-Profit Schools

White America has a history of freaking out at perfectly reasonable suggestions by the black community.

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School Voucher Industry Strikes Back: We’re Segregated!? No, You’re Segregated!

School Voucher Industry Strikes Back: We’re Segregated!? No, You’re Segregated!

This game of excusing one system based on the deficiencies of the other is pure sophistry.

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Middle School Suicides Double As Common Core Testing Intensifies

Middle School Suicides Double As Common Core Testing Intensifies

By emulating Asia’s test prep mania, we’ve imported their youth suicide problem.

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The One Reform We Never Try: Increase Teacher Salary

The One Reform We Never Try: Increase Teacher Salary

We’re willing to try almost everything else but that.

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Test-Based Accountability – Smokescreen for Cowardly Politicians and Unscrupulous Corporations

Test-Based Accountability – Smokescreen for Cowardly Politicians and Unscrupulous Corporations

Stop ignoring the responsibility of government and business in public schools. They are getting away with murder.

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Personalized Learning Without People – An Education Scam from the 1980s Returns

Personalized Learning Without People – An Education Scam from the 1980s Returns

All the useless tedium of correspondence courses but on-line!

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The Problem With Public Schools Isn’t Low Test Scores. It’s Strategic Disinvestment

The Problem With Public Schools Isn’t Low Test Scores. It’s Strategic Disinvestment

We need to stop testing and start investing. We need to stop privatizing and start participating.

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More Truth in Teacher-Written Education Blogs Than Corporate Media

More Truth in Teacher-Written Education Blogs Than Corporate Media

Teacher bloggers aren’t beholden to corporate money or influence and have first-hand experience of the subject.

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Where Did All The Integrated Schools Go? Why Segregation is Still Bad

Where Did All The Integrated Schools Go? Why Segregation is Still Bad

It is shocking to me that this argument remains necessary. But people still cling to segregated charter, voucher and public schools.

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Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply

Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply

Most families can’t afford losing the services and amenities they would typically receive at traditional public schools.

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Bring Your Gun to School – Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Senate

Bring Your Gun to School – Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Senate

The only positive is that it still needs to be passed by the House and signed by the Governor.

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Supreme Court Paves the Way to Taxing Churches

Supreme Court Paves the Way to Taxing Churches

Now that the state is responsible to support the church, the church is responsible to support the state.

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Teachers Don’t Want All This Useless Data

Teachers Don’t Want All This Useless Data

The skill is no longer important. It is the assessment of the skill.

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Here’s an Idea: Guarantee Every Child an Excellent Education

Here’s an Idea: Guarantee Every Child an Excellent Education

What if we made sure every school was great instead of making sure there were lots of options of dubious quality?

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PA: Want to Get Rid of Keystone Exams? Then Let Us Evaluate Teachers More Unfairly

PA: Want to Get Rid of Keystone Exams? Then Let Us Evaluate Teachers More Unfairly

If lawmakers had any moral courage, they would consider each of these measures one at a time on their own merits.

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National Education Association Seems to Endorse Replacing Teachers With Computers

National Education Association Seems to Endorse Replacing Teachers With Computers

  When all the teachers are gone, will America’s iPads pay union dues?   It’s a question educators across the country are beginning to ask after yet another move by our national unions that seems to undercut the profession they’re supposed to be supporting.   The National Education Association (NEA), the largest labor union in […]

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School Vouchers: Transubstantiate Your Cash For Fun and Profit

School Vouchers: Transubstantiate Your Cash For Fun and Profit

When is a tax dollar not a tax dollar? When it’s used to pay for a school voucher.

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Betsy’s Choice: School Privatization Over Kids’ Civil Rights

Betsy’s Choice: School Privatization Over Kids’ Civil Rights

It is not her job to advocate for school choice. But it IS her job to protect students’ civil rights.

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Teachers Union President Joins Anti-Union Operative to Praise Charter Schools

Teachers Union President Joins Anti-Union Operative to Praise Charter Schools

Once again we get the false distinction between charter and voucher schools.

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Is Love Enough to Fight Today’s White, Male Terrorists?

Is Love Enough to Fight Today’s White, Male Terrorists?

When I was growing up, I was told that love is all you need. But now, I’m not so sure.

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