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School Vouchers Will Indoctrinate a Generation in Alternative Truths

School Vouchers Will Indoctrinate a Generation in Alternative Truths

It’s about creating a generation of adults educated with school vouchers who accept far right ideas about the world as bedrock truths.

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Republicans Suggest Federal Role in Education Be Limited to Bribery

Republicans Suggest Federal Role in Education Be Limited to Bribery

Proposed legislation would turn the U.S. Department of Education into merely an authorizer of block grants for a nationwide voucher program.

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America’s Founding Fathers Were Against School Choice

America’s Founding Fathers Were Against School Choice

The founders thought that without a robust system of public education, our system of self-government just wouldn’t work.

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Randi and Lily, For the Good of Our Unions, Please Step Down. You Are a Distraction

Randi and Lily, For the Good of Our Unions, Please Step Down. You Are a Distraction

Neither one of you made an honest effort to gauge member opinions on these Clinton endorsements before going ahead. You thought you knew better.

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PA Senate Regulates Union Political Spending But Not Corporate Political Spending

PA Senate Regulates Union Political Spending But Not Corporate Political Spending

This is all about protecting contributions to the GOP while weakening such revenue streams to Democrats.

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Betsy DeVos and the Cowardice of Republicans

Betsy DeVos and the Cowardice of Republicans

Betsy DeVos is the least qualified Education Secretary in history. Thanks, Republicans!

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Why Are So Many Democrats Behind Backdoor School Voucher Expansion in Pennsylvania?

Why Are So Many Democrats Behind Backdoor School Voucher Expansion in Pennsylvania?

A total of 11 out of 84 sponsors of HB 250 are Democrats. The bill would expand Pennsylvania’s de facto school voucher program.

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Pennsylvania: No School Property Tax for the Rich, Poor Still Pay

Pennsylvania: No School Property Tax for the Rich, Poor Still Pay

A good idea has been twisted so that it serves the wealthy while harming children and the poor.

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PA Legislature Plans Taking Away Teachers’ Sick Days

PA Legislature Plans Taking Away Teachers’ Sick Days

Making sick teachers come to school won’t improve kids’ educations. Forcing educators to choose between work or going to a funeral won’t boost test scores.

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Farcical Senate Closer to Selling Education Secretary Position to Highest Bidder

Farcical Senate Closer to Selling Education Secretary Position to Highest Bidder

  Unqualified billionaire Betsy DeVos is one step closer to becoming our next Education Secretary.   In one of the most embarrassing displays of subservience, once-respected Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) pushed the nomination through committee this afternoon despite numerous objections from Democrats.   The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted along party […]

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U.S. Public Schools Are NOT Failing. They’re Among the Best in the World

U.S. Public Schools Are NOT Failing. They’re Among the Best in the World

The United States educates everyone. Most other countries do not. That has implications for our test scores.

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Civil Rights Aren’t Just for Minorities – They’re For Everyone

Civil Rights Aren’t Just for Minorities – They’re For Everyone

If we ignore the civil rights concerns of those most victimized, who will be there for us when we’re targeted?

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Kids Deserve a Quality Education – not the PURSUIT of a Quality Education

Kids Deserve a Quality Education – not the PURSUIT of a Quality Education

Parents don’t want to search through dozens of schools. They want whichever school their kids attend to be excellent.

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Trump says our schools are “Flush with Cash!?” They’re Falling Apart!

Trump says our schools are “Flush with Cash!?” They’re Falling Apart!

We invest the majority of our education funding in rich white kids. The poor and minorities are left to fend for themselves.

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Advised to Repeat Same Mistakes Over and Over and Over…

Pittsburgh Public Schools Advised to Repeat Same Mistakes Over and Over and Over…

A new report about Pittsburgh Public Schools concludes that standardization and Common Core have produced zero progress – so just keep doing it!?

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Ignorance and Arrogance – the Defining Characteristics of the Betsy DeVos Hearing

Ignorance and Arrogance – the Defining Characteristics of the Betsy DeVos Hearing

How ironic that we’re presented with a potential Education Secretary so in need of education, herself!

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The Racists Roots and Racist Indoctrination of School Choice

The Racists Roots and Racist Indoctrination of School Choice

If we care about civil rights, social equality and democratic rule, school choice is something that should be relegated to the dust heap of history.

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Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats

Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats

It used to be that the super wealthy bribed politicians to do their bidding. Now the super wealthy are becoming the politicians.

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School Privatization Turns Business Into Predator and Students Into Prey

School Privatization Turns Business Into Predator and Students Into Prey

School privatization is a boon for anyone who doesn’t mind getting rich stealing an education from children.

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