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Disagree w/your premise. You're wrong. 37 states are below 2007-2008 levels. Mic…

Disagree w/your premise. You're wrong. 37 states are below 2007-2008 levels. Michelle Rhee quoted as: "Schools don't need more money, Rhee says; they need to be held accountable for how they spend it." In a just world, no one would ... »

Diane Ravitch on the privatization of Philadelphia public schools: "As we abando…

Diane Ravitch on the privatization of Philadelphia public schools: "As we abandon public schools, we abandon any sense of public responsibility for a basic public service. That's worse than a mistake. It's a tragedy. What will be privati... »

8000 parents and principals responded to a survey that asked what their children…

8000 parents and principals responded to a survey that asked what their children's experience was of standardized tests. Some results: "· 87% reported that the current amount of time devoted to standardized tests is not a good use... »

Today PTA testifies before congress on behalf of family engagement in education….

Today PTA testifies before congress on behalf of family engagement in education. Watch live, 10am Eastern time! http://edworkforce.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=294598"Exploring State Success in Expanding Parent and Student Options... »

The problem is that Brown's revenue raising initiative has a mutual exclusion cl…

The problem is that Brown's revenue raising initiative has a mutual exclusion clause, whereas Munger's doesn't. Munger's addresses K-12 only, whereas Brown addresses K-14 in the context of the entire state budget, including CalWORKS... »

It's interesting that a national charter association was affiliated with ALEC, t…

It's interesting that a national charter association was affiliated with ALEC, the corporate lobby group that pushed for kill-at-will and voter suppression laws. NACSA has since discontinued membership in ALEC, as the latter group has become too t... »

Socioeconomic inequality is built into residential & school systems, despite wha…

Socioeconomic inequality is built into residential & school systems, despite what "ed reformers" have to say about the individual quality of a given teacher. Read the Schott study on "educational redlining" and the Brookings Ins... »

Moneyed interests who've worked together on other public school privatization pr…

Moneyed interests who've worked together on other public school privatization projects have banded together to work on dismantling teacher's unions. Among their issues: Last In, First Out; tenure (i.e., due process), and other "ed reform... »

State Board of Education Emergency Conference Call 2012 FCAT Writing Changes and…

State Board of Education Emergency Conference Call 2012 FCAT Writing Changes and Preliminary Results Presentation going on right now. Log on and listen, call in to participate. Conference Call 1-866-304-6786 Conference ID 81596641 Live Webcast: http:... »

Via LULAC-DC: @lulacnational @HSEquity #BVBchat http://on.fb.me/LJLq7N Weds, May…

Via LULAC-DC: @lulacnational @HSEquity #BVBchat http://on.fb.me/LJLq7N Weds, May 16, 1:30-2:30 PM ET, we’re participating in a one-hour live Twitter chat about the state of education equity to commemorate the anniversary of the Supreme Cour... »

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