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State Auditor Pickering’s War on Schools

There was a recent article in The Clarion-Ledger about the State Auditor’s crackdown on alleged absenteeism in Mississippi’s public schools. The piece quotes audit chief Stacey Pickering as saying that “It’s more than one school, more than one district and … 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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My Response to The Sun-Herald Editorial

The editorial board of the Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi Sun-Herald recently wrote a scathing, unfair critique of Mississippi’s public schools. The piece is repugnant in its simple damnation of our state’s public school students, teachers and parents. Who has gotten to the … Continue reading

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