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When Liberals Blame Racism and Conservatives Blame Public Schools

I was hopeful this morning when I began to read a column by Naomi Schaefer Riley titled How to Save More At-Risk Kids in the NYPost.  In the often overly thick world of what educators refer to a pedagogy, “at-risk” broadly refers … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Clinton Campaign Joins Wisconsin Recount Effort; Signals Adding Pennsylvania and Michigan

From Brent Griffiths for POLITICO: After a period of public silence about the results of the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer said the campaign will play a role in the Wisconsin recount initiated Friday by Green Party candidate … Continue reading

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It’s Begun: Jill Stein to File for Wisconsin Recount Today

From Chris Conley for WHBL: UNDATED (WSAU) – Documents calling for a recount of the presidential election vote in Wisconsin will be filed today by the campaign of Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Her campaign said yesterday it has raised … Continue reading

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So is this the plan? Get Jill Stein to ask for the recount?

According to Rich McCormick in The Verge, she’s pocketed quite a bundle: Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has received $2.5 million in donations to push for election recounts in three swing states — Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Stein, who … Continue reading

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Michigan Charter School Board President Resigns Over Common Core

Brian Polet, board president of Eagle Crest Charter Academy in Holland, Michigan has resigned. Scathing Purple Musings has received permission to print his letter of resignation in its entirety: Dear Eagle Crest Charter Academy, National Heritage Academies, and Central Michigan University, … Continue reading

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Michigan Legislatures “to put brakes on” Common Core

Another state with republican governors  has a legislative body actively opposing Common Core Standards. Bob Kellogg on OneNewsNow has this from Michigan: The Michigan legislature has blocked implementing the controversial Common Core Standards until vigorous debate about those standards can … Continue reading

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Four More States Seek NCLB Waivers

Through a tip from GRADEBOOK comes this story from Stateline.com that four more states have asked Arne Duncan for NCLB waivers: All told, during the past six months the department has received waiver requests from five states. In addition to … Continue reading

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Detroit Charter Schools Not Getting it Done Either

From the Detroit News: Once touted as a solution to Detroit’s public school woes, charter high  schools are often doing just about as poorly — and in many cases worse — at  educating students and getting them ready for college, … Continue reading

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