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Michelle Rhee, Parent Revolution Blink on Accountability

From Education Week reporter Alyson Klein: So remember how California is planning to suspend most of its accountability testing for a year in order to help the state’s schools get up to speed on new tests aligned with the Common … Continue reading

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Parent Trigger Removes Parents Seat at the Table

Parent Trigger makes a stop at the Senate Education Appropriations Committee today. A well-paid lobbyist or two from Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Florida’s Future will be there and insists that the bill is all about giving parents a seat at … Continue reading

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How Parent Trigger Disenfranchises Parents in California

A second Parent Revolution inspired parent trigger is underway in Los Angeles. LA Weekly’s Patrick Range McDonald has the details: Today, Latino and African American parents at 24th Street Elementary will vote to ratify who will operate their kids’ school … Continue reading

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The Parent Revolution Monster Jeb Bush Wants to Unleash in Florida Communities With Parent Trigger

Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Florida’s Future (FFF) has brought in Parent Revolution the past two years to testify on behalf of Parent Trigger. FFF’s executive director, Patricia Levesque, orchestrated a press conference last week with Parent Revolution as a primary … Continue reading

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Parent Trigger Now Brings Division Among the Same Parents Who Won in California

Several Florida republican lawmakers went to the mat for Parent Trigger last March and it’s widely predicted it will be back this year. Jeb Bush has vowed that it will. Existing in only a handful of states, Parent Trigger has … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Sides With Charter Schools Over Choice in California

From Penny Arevalo in Mission Viejo Patch: “During my tenure as Governor of Florida, I saw firsthand the important role charter schools play in comprehensive education reform by helping to raise the bar for all public schools. Charter schools have … Continue reading

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Can an SB 736 Compromise Be Found in Los Angeles?

From the Los Angeles Times: The recent groundbreaking agreement over evaluations for educators in the Los Angeles school district is a major victory for the teachers union because it limits the use of a controversial — but increasingly widespread — … Continue reading

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Parent Trigger Charter School Effort Ends in California

From the Los Angeles Times: Board members for the Adelanto Elementary School District voted 3-1 to accept the parents’ petition for an overhaul at Desert Trails Elementary School, where more than three-fourths of sixth-graders fail to read and do math … Continue reading

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Placing Accountabilty for the College Remediation Epidemic

Florida children have been conditioned to see that high-stakes tests are the only thing that matters since Jeb Bush launched his school-grade accountability scheme  10 years ago. Yet even with our state’s schools now dominated by a culture of testing,  Bush … Continue reading

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How Democrats Are Abandoning the Most Vulnerable in Our Public Schools

One wonders what late Senator Ted Kennedy would make of the current school reform movement. The senate icon, who is widely seen as the father and champion of special education in the nation’s public schools, died in 2009 before folks like Michelle … Continue reading

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