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Tony Bennett’s Desperate, Disengenuous Defense of Common Core

Sun Sentinel reporter Anthony Man was in attendance when Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett made a speech to Broward Workshop’s State of Our County forum on April 12. Bennett focused his speech on the sudden and unexpected debate that’s emerged … Continue reading

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John Legg’s Arm Chair Flippancy on High School Curriculum

Although his degree is in Social Work, Sen. John Legg (R-Port Richey) fancies himself to be an educator by virtue, I assume, for owning a charter school. Feeling frisky from his  recent appointment as chairman of the Senate Education Policy Committee, … Continue reading

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Bush Financier K12 Inc Under Fire for Ineffectiveness; Contracts With 39 Florida Districts

You Tube update: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFTNQ1PAMiY&feature=youtu.be UPDATE after the bump With an FBI investigation underway of an affiliated virtual charter school network in Pennsylvania affiliated with K12 Inc a National Education Policy Center report urged states to “curb the growth of virtual charters until … Continue reading

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The DC Save Our Schools March and Beyond

The thirteen organizers were among a group of 200 from last weekend’s Save Our Schools March that met Sunday . The liked what they saw the day before, and they’re not done. This wasn’t a one off.  “There are tremendously … Continue reading

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How Conservatives Can See Themselves in Diane Ravitch

At the risk of strawman stereotyping, I submit this: Many conservatives favor so-called market-based reform measures. Having gotten that out of the way, it’s time to get down to the nature of the debate. If it were described as a … Continue reading

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Teaching No Longer Belongs to Teachers in Florida

In a thorough debate on the current state of education in America, the NY Times included a middle school math teacher from Fairfax, Virginia. Vern Williams has been on the National Mathematics Advisory Panel since 2006. He writes: At the … Continue reading

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