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Miami Herald: “Vouchers Please a Few, But Undercuts the Many”

The Miami Herald became the latest large state daily to criticize the republican legislatures’ latest expansion of its school voucher program: Florida’s school vouchers, called the Tax Credit Scholarship program pays for about 60,000 students to attend private schools, of … Continue reading

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Corporate Education Reform Continues to Lose Conservative Intellectuals

Many conservative republicans are considering the once unthinkable: The Bush’s were wrong about education. President George W. Bush with No Child Let Behind and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with his corporate financed foundations are more responsible that anyone for … Continue reading

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CATO Slams Michelle Rhee’s “Common Core Crud”

H/T to Russ Walsh. CATO Institute scholar Neal McCluskey takes Michelle Rhee to the woodshed: I don’t dislike the oft-attacked Michelle Rhee. I don’t even know her. But I do dislike disingenuous or empirically anemic arguments about the Common Core, and she offers too many of both in … Continue reading

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CATO Education Policy Wonk Calls Parent Trigger “Inherently Divisive”

Neal McCluskey is the associate director of CATO’s Center for Education Freedom. Like most advocates of education reform he never misses an opportunity to mock Diane Ravitch, but McCluskey’s opposition to parent trigger speaks directly to the divisiveness  such efforts are already … Continue reading

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Arne Duncan’s “Backdoor Blueprint Strategy” based on “Behavior Bucks” is “Coerced Voluntarism”

SOS March Organizer Anthony Cody takes issue with Arne Duncan’s brazen takeover of the nation’s schools in a clever, poignant way: Our Department of Education is still making rookie mistakes by trying to drive reform with Behavior Bucks. Perhaps they should … Continue reading

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CATO: “NCLB a Barrier, Not an Aid”

The CATO Institutes Andrew J. Coulson has been engaging op-ed debate with NCLB architect Sandy Kress, a former member of the Bush administration. Within Coulson’s piece, he makes the point (and an important one we should all be making) that … Continue reading

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