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As was clear during the West Virginia teachers strike, teachers in underfunded and poorly paid states throughout the country are revolting. Dana Goldstein has a good story on Oklahoma, where teachers are threatening to strike because they really have nothing to lose. When she woke up one morning last week, Tiffany Bell, a teacher at […]
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That excellent sentence is from this fine Andre Perry piece on the connection between charter schools and continued de facto school segregation. The reality is that charter schools, private schools, and people who move to the suburbs for “better schools” that are almost always whiter schools are reinforcing what Brown v. Board of Education tried […]

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 sho

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Charter Myth Busting

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On April 27, 2017
Rachel Cohen has an outstanding article in Democracy Journal on the real evolution of charter schools. There’s a pervasive myth that American Federation of Teachers president Albert Shanker started the idea, and this myth has been powerful for charter advocates because it sounds like it comes from the unions that are now fighting it. Shanker […]

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

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