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April 17, 2014
In Illinois you can almost imagine the spittle on their lips as furious lawmakers take aim at charter schools. Some want to do away with a commission that considers appeals when charters get spurned by local school boards. Read more »
April 14, 2014
The late, noted civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer summed it up best when she said, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Read more »
April 14, 2014
Recently, the Florida PTA told its members to call lawmakers and get them to fight a bill that would expand Florida's tax credit scholarship program. Read more »
March 27, 2014
It’s that time of year again when basketball and brackets take center stage. This March Madness, we’ll be pulling for our favorite teams and celebrating the players for their hard work and commitment – both on and off the court. Read more »
March 26, 2014
As charter school founders go, founders like David Levin and Eva Moskowitz — with growing networks of many schools — are the exception. Read more »
March 13, 2014
In “Waiting for Superman,” the famous documentary about charter schools, hundreds of parents and kids wait, rapt, in a packed auditorium. They’re hoping to hear their names in a lottery and be among the chosen few to escape bad district schools for better charters. Read more »
March 12, 2014
Americans face a choice between two paths that will guide education in this nation for generations: self-government and central planning. Which we choose will depend in large measure on how well we understand accountability. Read more »
March 6, 2014
In a California courtroom on February 4th, it took little over a minute for a former elementary school teacher to deliver one of the saddest commentaries on the dysfunction that encompasses teacher employment policies in the U.S. public education system. Read more »
February 28, 2014
For being the U.S.’s most-watched live event ever, Super Bowl XLVIII was pretty uninspiring. What was inspiring, however, was the uplifting ad Microsoft ad featuring former NFL safety and ALS patient Steve Gleason, along with other people with disabilities, using innovative new technologies to make life easier. Read more »
February 28, 2014
You’d never know from the Programme for International Assessment (PISA) that the U.S. was in an era of education reform. On a 1,000-point scale, the U.S. has 481 points in math, behind most other industrialized nations, and reading remains stagnant. Read more »