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No-Bid Contracts, Charter Schools, Union Busting Could Be Downfall of CT Gov

No-Bid Contracts, Charter Schools, Union Busting Could Be Downfall of CT Gov
With nearly 500 teachers showing up at a Fairfield County meeting last night to meet with their state legislators we are reminded, yet again, that Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and his entourage of high-priced, out-of-state consultants and personal assistants is the factor most likely to put an end to Malloy's political career.
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TN Republicans Want to Tie Aid to the Poor to Student Test Scores

TN Republicans Want to Tie Aid to the Poor to Student Test Scores
A group of Tennessee Republicans have introduced a bill that would reduce Temporary Aid To Needy Family (TANF) benefits to families where the students fail to meet certain test scores in school. It does nothing to penalize non-poor parents whose students fail to get certain test scores.
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America’s Most Outrageous Teacher Cheating Scandals

America’s Most Outrageous Teacher Cheating Scandals
Scandals involving cheating by teachers and schools to pump up ever-more-important student test scores swept the country in 2011. Here's an overview of some of the most shocking instances of teacher cheating, plus a few episodes that may have been overblown.
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