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August 19, 2016
Teachers unions are leading a deliberate, deceptive campaign designed to scare those who support families’ rights to choose the best education for their children. Read more »
August 17, 2016
Instead of engaging in a honest debate about charters, critics try to shift the conversation to other topics, such as quibbling over whether a charter school waiting list that runs well over 30,000 kids might overcount by a few thousand. Or whether or not a pro-charter event could be held inside the State House. Read more »
August 2, 2016
We can’t innovate because the decisions about our children’s learning are still largely regulated by outdated, inflexible laws. We need to radically rethink everything education. Read more »
July 22, 2016
by Jeanne Allen Yorktown Crier & Poquoson Post July 21, 2016 Imagine a bi-partisan commission focused on one of America’s most pressing national issues. Imagine a consensus opinion on what needs to be done to save generations of American youth-at-risk. Now imagine ignoring those recommendations. Unthinkable to some, but the sad reality we see today. […] Read more »
July 22, 2016
In a toxic and unpredictable election cycle, Gov. Mike Pence’s record on education is exactly what we need: a reminder that education is the essential lever to expand opportunity for all Americans. Read more »
July 21, 2016
by Jeanne Allen The 74 July 20, 2016 Donald Trump’s attacks on Hillary Clinton were returned recently at the annual meeting of the American Federation of Teachers, the nation’s second-largest union, and the one representing most of the urban teachers in this country. “Mike Pence is one of the most extreme vice presidential picks in […] Read more »
July 19, 2016
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to remind us what’s important — and what not to take for granted. Nowhere is this more obvious for the education reform movement than in New Orleans. Read more »
June 21, 2016
There is no disagreement with the fact the charter school law in Pennsylvania is out of date, but what is needed is a comprehensive and holistic approach, such as in House Bill 530, rather than a limited review that chooses to cherry-pick the need for more stringent charter school accountability and oversight while ignoring district accountability and illegal actions. Read more »
June 20, 2016
The Supreme Court must rehear the Friedrichs case when nine Justices can decide it– not only for the sake of the ten California teachers who brought the case, but also for the thousands of teachers and families around the country whose voices matter in our democracy. Read more »
June 20, 2016
What matters in schools is teachers. Fortunately, teaching can be taught. The Economist June 11, 2016 FORGET smart uniforms and small classes. The secret to stellar grades and thriving students is teachers. One American study found that in a single year’s teaching the top 10% of teachers impart three times as much learning to their […] Read more »