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How Michelle Rhee Orchaestrated a Deceitful Billionaire Bait and Switch

Washington Post reporter Bill Torque takes a close look at the DCPS budget and notes there’s a serious difference between Michelle Rhee’s budget and that of her successor,  Kaya Henderson. One of the more striking line items on the operating … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Alan Hays Voted NO on Parent Trigger Because Haridopolis Blocked His Worker’s Comp Bill

Writes Jim Turner in Sunshine State News: The failure of a single bill to reach the Senate floor — a controversial one that Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty claimed would lower workers’ compensation costs for businesses — doomed the “parent trigger” for … Continue reading

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Florida Parent Groups Oppose Walton Family-Funded, Bush-Supported Bill to Increase Taxpayer Dollars to Privately Owned Charter Schools

Calling out Senator Steve Wise’s deceptively named , An Education Act, a coalition of  parent activists say: “Against the backdrop of $4 Billion dollars in brutal cuts to traditional public schools made by the Florida Legislature, we strongly oppose the efforts of … Continue reading

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Walton Family Funds Florida Charter School Lobbying Group

From Matt Dixon of Florida Times-Union: A new lobbying group for charter schools officially launched on Monday. With support from the Walton Family Foundation, the Florida Charter School Alliance will advocate for policies that benefit charter schools. The alliance notes … Continue reading

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Education’s Ruling “Plutocracy” of Billionaires

Quickly emerging as one of the nation’s most important education writers, Walt Gardner cautions that America should be concerned that billionaires are investing so much in education policy. Referencing the recent donation of NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg and others to save the … Continue reading

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Education Czar Arne Duncan

Its here. And it’s finally time to call it something else. Arne Duncan’s announcement that he – and he alone – would be deciding which states get waivers from the albatross that is No Child Left Behind effectively moved what was … Continue reading

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