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NY Post Hit Piece Smears Educator for Anti-Testing Views

For observers who feel that Rupert Murdoch and Joel Klein are driving propaganda against public school educators through the news section of the NY Post, yesterday’s hit piece on Lisa Michelle Nielsen reached a new low.  Author of Teaching Generation Text: … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Takes His Ed Privatization Show on the Road Again

Former governor Jeb Bush continues his US tour that’s bankrolled by education corporations and billionaires to Louisiana today and New Jersey on Thursday. Whether or not Bush receives speaking fees is not known. He’s never asked about that or who … Continue reading

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New York Attorney General to Investigate Pearson; Can Florida Be Next?

From the New York Times: New York State’s attorney general is investigating whether the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit arm of one of the nation’s largest educational publishers, acted improperly to influence state education officials by paying for overseas trips and … Continue reading

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Why Was a Reporter Kicked Out of Jeb Bush’s Ed Summit?

Thomas B. Fordham Institute blog contributor Chester E. Finn was moderating reporter’s questions at Jeb Bush’s San Francisco Ed summit when K-12 Network reporter Steve Begley asked former NYC schools chancellor, turned Rubert Murdoch fixer Joel Klein what turned out to … Continue reading

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Sniffing Out the Real Agenda of Jeb Bush’s Education Summit

Rebecca Bowe, writing in the San Francisco Guardian, cuts to the chase on what’s really going to be happening at Jeb Bush’s education summit his foundation is having next week in San Francisco. Panelists at the event will include News Corporation executives, CEOs … Continue reading

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How Rupert Murdoch’s Money for John Kasich is Putting Ohio Back in Play for Obama

If you attempt to take the political temperature of a state and want to make a serious assessment of the climate, you often have to consider the source. AlterNet would admit to being leftward leaning and to being biased  toward Democrats. But … Continue reading

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Indictment of El Paso Superintendent Includes Nothing Related to Test Fraud

Plenty of other stuff though: According to the indictment, from Feb. 1, 2006, until March 11, 2007, Garcia and others conspired to defraud EPISD by securing a $450,000 sole-source contract under false pretenses. The indictment specifically alleges that Garcia provided $5,000 … Continue reading

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British Tabloid Phone Hacking and Atlanta’s Test Cheating Scandal

The amount of wisdom which comes with experience is immeasurable. While this is dismissed out of hand by school reformers Kopp, Rhee and Bush as it pertains to teaching, we expect and desire experience in every other profession we deem important. … Continue reading

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No Suprise: Eric Smith OKs Value-Added Model for Florida Schools on Last Day in Office

From the Miami Herald: Outgoing Florida Education Commissioner Eric Smith has approved a “value added”  student growth model to help evaluate teachers for a new merit pay plan. Smith announced his decision on Friday, his last day in office. He … Continue reading

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