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New Ranking of Charter School Laws Fails Principles of Sound Policy ResearchDecember 8, 2016

NACSA Says Washington State Is The Best FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC — A group claiming to represent the interests of charter school authorizers released a report yesterday rating Washington State among the top three charter school laws for authorizing, despite serious deficiencies in that state’s law. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) also […]

United States Lags on 2015 PISADecember 6, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC — The US ranks 35th in math, 15th in reading, and 18th in science according to the 2015 PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) released today. Scores indicate a decline for the first time in several years in math, while reading and science remain stagnant. The PISA assessment, administered every three years […]

HBO Bigot Pollutes Charter DebateOctober 27, 2016

by Stephen I. Mayo Soundview Rising October 14, 2016 Ah… the Hollywood Axis of Evil. We have become accustomed to its denizens poking their stimulant-addled noses into matters of public policy, and making profound asses of themselves; from actor Sean Penn’s ludicrous foray into international drug-cartel diplomacy to star Leonardo DiCaprio’s half-baked musings on climate change […]

Jeanne Allen: State gives generous charter reimbursementsSeptember 30, 2016

by Jeanne Allen Daily Hampshire Gazette September 30, 2016 It’s time to set the record straight on education funding. Opponents of education opportunity continue to spread false information about charter schools, despite the fact that many reputable sources, including newspaper editorial boards, have acknowledged that the claim that charter schools drain resources from traditional public […]

Gov. Larry Hogan reshapes schools, utility boardsJuly 1, 2016

By Ovetta Wiggins Washington Post July 1, 2016 The president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is doing something she has never done before: organizing volunteers to monitor the state’s Handgun Review Permit Board. The board, which hears appeals from people who have been denied gun permits, is one of at least three in the […]

Crazy Compliance Requirements for Ohio Charter SchoolsJuly 1, 2016

Charter school sponsors will be spending the better part of July submitting documents for a new evaluation process that some argue is cumbersome and makes it impossible to receive perfect marks. The new evaluation framework – which was created by an advisory panel following a discovery last summer that the previous ratings were being calculated […]