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Jeb Bush’s Foundation Wants Florida to Ignore Crony Capitalism on Charter Schools

Big charter school operators have been whispering about getting their own independent board to approve charter schools. This week, Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education editorialist Mike Thomas unsurprisingly made the case that it was time for Florida to … Continue reading

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So that Florida DOE Cash for Charter Schools is Coming from Race to the Top Funds

The Florida DOE’s announcement that it would apply $2o million toward charter school start-ups drew significant condemnation here.  Now comes word where the money is coming from. In a weekend interview with the leader of the Florida Charter School Growth … 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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New Jersey’s Simmering Cheating Scandal, Broad Foundation Alum Chris Cerf, and Jeb Bush’s Chiefs for Change

While Atlanta’s cheating scandal is revealing itself to  be a witch’s cauldron of conspiracy,  New Jersey’s slowly is gaining heat. Writes Bob Ingle, senior political columnist for the New Jersey Press Media: They’ve been keeping track of test answer erasures … Continue reading

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The Atlanta Cheating Scandal, the Broad Foundation, NCLB and the Peril of Attaching Cash to Student Test Scores

Few opponents of today’s school reform juggernaut would find the above grouping in any way astonishing. But they might if they realized that the website where it was published is the influential and widely read, American Thinker. Write Anne Kane and  M. Catherine … Continue reading

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