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Teach for America Bringing Illegal Immigrants to Teach in Denver Classrooms

From KUSA NBC reporter Nelson Garcia: DPS is working with Teach for America to bring in people with an official status of “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” as determined by the federal government. Part of the requirements for DACA status … Continue reading

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Familiar Story in Tennessee: Gov, Ed Boss Want Common Core – GOP Legislators, Not So Much

Looks like a familiar story is unfolding in another republican dominated state. Joey Garrison reports in The Tennessean: Republican lawmakers are putting the final touches on legislation that would delay the implementation of Common Core education standards and the companion … Continue reading

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The Stonewall to Protect Michelle Rhee and Teach for America

One time Michelle Rhee apologist, Jay Mathews, predicted a cover-up. He got one. Wrote Mathews in June of the snail’s pace of the DC inspector generals investigation of test-cheating which occurred on Rhee’s watch as DC chancellor: What about all those erasures? … Continue reading

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Key to FCAT Success for Charter Schools USA : Teach the Test

The much ballyhooed release early this month by the Florida DOE touting charter school superiority got a follow-up in the Naples Daily News. Reporter Heather Carney asked the principal of  Bonita Springs Charter about their status as an A school. Bonita … Continue reading

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Florida Republican’s Creepy Adoration for Charter Schools Reaches New Low With Ammendment to Exempt Them From SB 736

From Leslie Postal in the Orlando Sentinel: Charter schools would be exempt from some sections of Florida’s sweeping teacher merit-pay law under a bill the Florida House is considering. Critics call the proposal hypocritical. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Janet Adkins, … Continue reading

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Subtle Cheating by Charter Schools Through Attrition

Renaissance TFA veteran and author Gary Rubinstein doesn’t pull any punches in calling out the manner in which the nation’s charter schools cheat: There are much more subtle ways to fraudulently raise test scores than tampering with student test papers.  One … Continue reading

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