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Will Florida Become a Battleground For Pearson and AIR?

  Former Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett arrived with some carry-on baggage. While serving as Indiana’s top education boss, he served as the fiscal agent for the  multi-state consortia which would administer PARCC exams to several state’s students. When Bennett was … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush is Against Federal Control Except When It Can Advance His Agenda

From Mark Caputo in POLITICO: TALLAHASSEE — Bashing teacher unions and calling for more school choice, Jeb Bush gave one of his trademark wonkish policy speeches Tuesday that had one clear omission: “Common Core.” The educational standards, which the likely … Continue reading

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Florida Law Firm Requests More Cash From Indiana for Florida-Based Charter Schools USA

Charter Schools USA executive Sherry Hage boasted last month about “opening schools in areas of highest need,” but all isn’t going so well in three Indiana schools she and her husband took over in 2012. From reporters Eric Weddle and Scott … Continue reading

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Common Core Support Among Conservatives Continues to Crumble

Consider the following list of heavy weight conservatives who are opposing Common Core Standards: Phyllis Schlafly – Author, constitutional lawyer and activist Glenn Beck – Radio talk show host, author, former FOX News show host, founder of TheBlaze TV Network … Continue reading

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Red States Looking to Dump Common Core, So Where’s Jeb Bush Now?

Via Shane Vander Hart has this from Restore Oklahoma Public Education: The “Resolution To Protect Oklahoma’s Education System” was passed today (January 18, 2014) by the Oklahoma GOP Committee during their regular meeting. This resolution records the will of the … Continue reading

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Three Indiana Charter School USA Takeovers Earn F’s

From the Indianapolis Star: A year of state intervention hasn’t improved failing grades for Indianapolis’ worst public schools, A-F accountability grades released today show. Four chronically underperforming Indianapolis Public Schools under state takeover — Arlington High, Emma Donnan Middle, Manual … Continue reading

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Tony Bennett’s Favorite Charter School Gets an F

From AP reporter Tom LoBianco on the ABC News Feed: The Indianapolis charter school at the center of Indiana’s grade-changing scandal saw its grade drop from an “A” to an “F” in school grades released Friday. The Christel House Academy … Continue reading

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Tony Bennett Gets His Golden Parachute

StateImpact reporter John O’Connor links this story in Education Week: In the heated competition between ACT Inc., and the College Board for a bigger chunk of the common-core testing market, ACT has enlisted a new weapon: Tony Bennett, the former … Continue reading

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Bennett’s Troubling Email to Bush, Daniels on Eve of Resignation

From an AP story found at Indystar.com TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — The day before he abruptly resigned from his job, Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett wrote an impassioned email to two former governors he called “part of my family.” Bennett reached … Continue reading

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Here We Go….AFT, Indiana Teacher Union Makes Public Records Request For All Contacts Between Bennett, ALEC and Bush Foundations

From Orlando Sentinel reporter Leslie Postal: The American Federation of Teachers — and its Indiana affiliate — announced today it has made a possibly sweeping public records request of the Indiana Department of Education, seeking “all communications between former Indiana Superintendent of … Continue reading

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