Education Reform

Groundswell Shouts Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover

Groundswell Shouts Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover
You wouldn't have a mechanic perform your heart surgery, would you? So why is Time Magazine giving a bunch of billionaires – with no experience running schools – who want to "fix" the public education system such extensive coverage?
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VT Republicans Post Education Plan, Grammar Mistakes Included

VT Republicans Post Education Plan, Grammar Mistakes Included
The Vermont Republican Party posted a document outlining their stance on the state's education policy. Problem is, their treatise had three glaring grammatical errors. They probably should have gone to better schools.
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Corporate Interests Change Lexicon for School Privatization into 'Education Reform'

Corporate Interests Change Lexicon for School Privatization into 'Education Reform'
A new book by former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch sheds light on the growing fight by corporate interests to redo education laws and standards, in part to limit the power of teachers unions, in part to apply standardized testing (they sell) to sort America's children into data points on a normal curve used to sort the future workforce.
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Chaz Bolte
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Charter Schools Tearing Public Campuses Apart

Charter Schools Tearing Public Campuses Apart
In California, conflicts arise from the process of co-location, wherein a charter school shares the same campus as a public school. Teachers and students report unequal treatment, and snubbing by the charter school staff and students.
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Why Are College Presidents Treated Like Wall Street CEOs?

Why Are College Presidents Treated Like Wall Street CEOs?
Two decades ago, this week’s report that NYU President John Sexton got a $1 million loan from the school to purchase a Fire Island vacation home would have been a national scandal. Today, it is a sign of the times.
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ALEC Aims to Destroy Local School Boards, Turn Education Into a Corporate, For-Profit Wasteland

ALEC is spreading its pro-corporate, pro-privatization agenda into the education space with greater abandon than before. ALE
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NYC Closing Public Schools to Build High-Rises That Are Frequently Vacant Second Residences for the Wealthy

NYC Closing Public Schools to Build High-Rises That Are Frequently Vacant Second Residences for the Wealthy
New York City plans to knock down three public schools in order to build luxury high-rise apartments — many of which are second or third homes for wealthy non-residents — while relocating the students to other area schools. A more potent symbol of misplaced policy priorities in the city could hardly be found.
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Safe Schools or Suicide Breeding Ground? Student Testifies in MN

Christina Wagner bravely tells of how a cruel nickname classmates gave her and the rumors they spread about her sexuality caused her to develop an eating disorder and consider suicide.
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Clarksdale Mayoral Candidate: 'We Need a Cultural Shift' in MS Education

Clarksdale Mayoral Candidate: 'We Need a Cultural Shift' in MS Education
In 1980, only 54.8 percent of Mississippi residents 25 and older had a high school diploma according to Census data, compared to 80.4 in 2010. The share of adults with a high school diploma rose from 43.8 percent in 1980 to 75 percent in 2010.
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Obama Urges Grads to Reject Cynicism About Government

Obama Urges Grads to Reject Cynicism About Government
President Obama urged a large crowd of Ohio State University graduates to "reject" cynicism about government in an age of legislative gridlock and political divisiveness.
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