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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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New Jersey’s Simmering Cheating Scandal, Broad Foundation Alum Chris Cerf, and Jeb Bush’s Chiefs for Change

While Atlanta’s cheating scandal is revealing itself to  be a witch’s cauldron of conspiracy,  New Jersey’s slowly is gaining heat. Writes Bob Ingle, senior political columnist for the New Jersey Press Media: They’ve been keeping track of test answer erasures … Continue reading

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A Take Down of Another Test-Based Reform Rock Star

These guys are really going to have to stop misrepresenting the numbers. Professor Aaron Pallas carves up an op-ed piece from former NYC School Chancellor Joel Klein. Pallas first detects Klein’s misdirect on which numbers he wants to use to tout his … Continue reading

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Why the Cathie Black Episode Ought to Be a Wake-Up Call for Market-Based Education Reformers

Magazine executive Cathie Black didn’t last long as New York City Schools Chancellor. Writes education historian Diane Ravitch: April 7, 2011 was a day that should be remembered as one of the strangest in the history of the public schools … Continue reading

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What Conservatives Always Leave Out When They Tout Market Based Education Reforms: Parents

One of the Republicans favorite examples to mark Democrats – and President Obama – as hypocritical and hyperpartisan on education is the DC vouchers program. They have reason to, but not for the reasons they believe. The voucher program had … Continue reading

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