Tag Archives: #publiceducation

***INTERNATIONAL TEST SCORES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW***

International test scores were released this week. Soon we will begin to hear that familiar tagline on the nightly news,”U.S. students lag other nations.” Here are three things that you need to know but will not get from the mainstream … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF SHOWING UP

Something profound took place on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. It was a true act of civic duty, an authentic exercise in democracy. It was something that can change history and affect lives. It costs nothing. In fact, all a person … Continue reading

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Big Money In Washington State

Charter schools are currently not allowed in Washington State. However, that may change this November when its residents vote on a ballot measure that, if passed, will open the state up to charter schools. There are people with a lot … Continue reading

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Got School Choice? Yep.

In 2001, the United States Congress passed a sweeping piece of education legislation known as “No Child Left Behind”. The law established an unprecedented emphasis on the relationship between federal funding and test scores. There has been much talk over … Continue reading

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**THE T.F.A. — CHARTER CONNECTION IN MISSISSIPPI**

The following comment was recently submitted and approved to one of my previous posts: “We have 550 Teach For America teachers in the Delta this year, and the 60% who stay in education after their two-year commitment aren’t staying in … Continue reading

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The Mountain of Evidence Against Charter Schools

You’ve heard plenty from me on this topic. Now it’s time for you to hear from other parents, some leading experts in the field of education and the investigative journalists who — unlike me — actually get paid to find … Continue reading

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