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Michelle Rhee’s Pattern of Deceptive Marketing

Just day’s after PBS reporter John Merrow blew the door off Michelle Rhee’s cover-up of widespread cheating that occurred on her DC watch, she looked for a like-minded crowd of education reform partisans for comfort and affirmation. What better place … Continue reading

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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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Gates, Pearson Funded Think-Tank Says Florida Leads in Education Goals

From StateImpact reporter Gina Jordan: Despite questions about the state’s standardized testing, Florida is making progress — a lot of it — according to a report released by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Sixteen states adopted SREB goals 10 … Continue reading

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Why Rick Scott Can’t Heed the Gaineville Sun’s Call to Seek Plan B on Education

In the aftermath of the Alachua school board adopting a resolution against high-stakes tests, the editors of the Gainesville Sun say its time for Rick Scott to lead the state away from its current hyper testing mandates. What should be … Continue reading

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Democrats For Education Reform Play the Indentity Politics of Division in California

Writing in American Journalism Review, Paul Fahri blisters his media colleagues for easily buying into education reforms “sweeping generalizations.” Fahri, a Washington Post reporter takes articular aim at CNN host and analyst, Fareed Zakaria. A foreign policy expert and member of the Council … Continue reading

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Sniffing Out the Real Agenda of Jeb Bush’s Education Summit

Rebecca Bowe, writing in the San Francisco Guardian, cuts to the chase on what’s really going to be happening at Jeb Bush’s education summit his foundation is having next week in San Francisco. Panelists at the event will include News Corporation executives, CEOs … Continue reading

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Duval Schools Study Finds that Poverty Matters in Florida

The editors of the Florida-Times Union has published an informative list of conclusions that a national consultant made during a comprehensive study of Duval schools. The even-handed nature of the study is indicated by the fact that there are things that both sides … Continue reading

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Corporate Education Reform’s Desperate Attempt to Spin Bad News

The corporate education reform movement responded quickly to the Matt Ritchel’s New York Times story which illustrated the shabby and incomplete performance of technology-based education. While not mentioning his own damning quote, Tom Vander Ark dismisses Ritchel’s piece as “rear-view mirror … 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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Sara Mosle – Journalist, TFA Alum, Princeton Grad and Current School Teacher Dissects Steve Brill’s “Class Warfare”

I’ve come to accept that part of effective blogging is frequently dismissed by accusations of “taking things out of context.” This is a fair enough point, but the most effective bloggers  do so for the purpose of advancing debate and providing analysis. The blogging … Continue reading

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