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Rick Scott’s Common Core Political Problems

Education commissioner Pam Stewart has provided much-needed calm in Florida’s education universe. Rick Scott probably wishes he had her in place all along instead of ideologues Gerard Robinson and Tony Bennett. But Scott would probably admit that those were the … Continue reading

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IRS Targeting, the Atlanta Cheating Scandal and the Bush-Rhee High-Stakes Test Model

Imagine for a minute that the opposite is true and that the United States abruptly switched from a flat tax to the federal tax code we have now? Frightening huh? Yet this is essentially what the nation’s two top education policy-makers … Continue reading

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Florida GOP Pols Still Default to “Choice” Rhetoric As Justification for Education Policy

Orlando Sentinel  writer, Aaron Deslatte takes the next step in capturing the real story of the state’ education battles. Deslatte’s poignant column, “Campaign Could Turn On Whether GOP is Starving Schools – or Remaking Them” effectively encapsulates the policy, politics and the rhetoric. TALLAHASSEE – Has … Continue reading

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Arne Duncan Wants to Have it Both Ways

Writing in The New American, Michael Tennant caught this odd little admission that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made during a recent webcast: During the course of the webcast, in which Duncan answered questions submitted via Twitter, the No Child … Continue reading

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One of Jeb Bush’s Chief’s for Change Jumps Ship in Tennessee

In what should be an embarrassment to former Florida governor Jeb Bush, one of his much ballyhooed Chiefs for Change has jumped ship. Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman’s decision today to seek an NCLB waiver from Arne Duncan is a … Continue reading

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