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Rahm’s Chicago

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On July 5, 2017
Rahm Emanuel’s new education policy is senseless on the face of it. To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must show that they’ve secured a job or received a letter of acceptance to college, a trade apprenticeship, a gap year program […]
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Opting Out

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On March 11, 2017
Good news out of Minnesota, where the number of high school juniors opting out of the bogus standardized testing that has significantly hurt American education has jumped significantly. In 2016, 2,227 high school juniors opted out of the MCA tests statewide. That’s just a drop in the bucket, compared to the 55,975 students who did […]

DeVos

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On February 7, 2017

Betsy DeVos confirmed. It’s a loss and I think it’s pretty clear that McConnell gave permission to Murkowski and Collins to vote no while knowing that he wouldn’t lose anyone else in

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Government by Friedman

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On January 17, 2017
Betsy DeVos is a devotee of Milton Friedman and will be bringing his ideas about education into the Department of Education. Milton Friedman, patron saint of the free market, died in 2006, but his ideas about public education live on in the thought and deeds of Betsy DeVos, likely the next U.S. Secretary of Education. […]

ITT Is No More

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On September 6, 2016

One of the Obama’s administration’s signature late achievements is going after for-profit colleges. Embattled for-profit college company ITT Educational Services, Inc. is officially shutti

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NAACP and Charter Schools

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On August 30, 2016
Above: Charter school hacks Glad to see the NAACP come out against charter schools and the fraud that they offer African-Americans a better education. With charter schools educating as many as half the students in some American cities, they have been championed as a lifeline for poor black children stuck in failing traditional public schools. […]
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