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Turkey Suspends Another 2000 Educators in Aftermath of Assassination

From Reuters’ Gulsen Solaker and  Ece Toksabay: ANKARA, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Turkey suspended nearly 2,000 teachers and school employees on Wednesday, an official from the Ministry of Education said, as part of the widening purge that has followed a failed … Continue reading

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The Well-Financed Effort to Marginalize and Intimidate Opt-Out Parents

Though she resigned as chair late last year, last week’s Tweet from Students First was pure Michelle Rhee: Will the #optout movement realize it’s fighting a losing cause? In its Tweet, Students First links to an opinion piece from one … Continue reading

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Pam Stewart, FLDOE Are Keeping the Truth From Floridians on FSA Collapse

From an anonymous Florida teacher: Today I got to see the frustration and anger on a kids face. She had finished her essay and was ready to submit, but there wasn’t a submit button. The test was saved and then … Continue reading

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Pearson, AIR, Common Core and Opt-Out Collide in New Mexico

After hundreds of New Mexico high school kids walked out of common core inspired, state-mandated tests last week in protest, a perfect storm of education policy manifested in a state district courtroom. Scathing Purple Musings referred to this same Associated … Continue reading

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“More Students Are Expected to Flunk”

These are the first words in this morning’s article by Christina Veiga in the Miami Herald: More students are expected to flunk. School districts warn they might not be ready. And parents are threatening to boycott. Ready or not — … Continue reading

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Inside Rick Scott’s Budget Proposals For Education

Writing for PolitiFact, the joint Miami Herald-Tampa Bay Times venture, Joshua Gillin and Amy Sherman have a useful overview of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s budgetary initiatives for education. There’s good and bad. Let’s take a look: (Scott) pledged to investigate every … Continue reading

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About Those Tests Florida Kids Take Next Week: Utah Republicans Want to Suspend and Replace Them

Florida children will begin taking new high-stakes test next week which were “rented” from Utah. But, Tallahassee, we have a problem. Apparently Utah doesn’t like the tests very much. Writes Katie McKellar from Deseret News in this KSL.com piece: SALT … Continue reading

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Florida TaxWatch’s Weak, Unsubstantiated Position on Florida Class Sizes

The editors of the Daytona Beach News Journal have  a fair and even-handed opinion piece on the class size amendment debate going on in the state legislature, but they get one critical fact wrong. And it is one which Floridians … Continue reading

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Another Subtle Tweak to Help Florida Republicans Get Around Funding Public Schools

Opponents of Florida’s private school voucher system have long argued that diversion of tax dollars to the coffers of Step Up for Students to “administrate” the misleadingly named “Florida Tax Credit Scholarship” siphon off funds which would otherwise be used … Continue reading

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A Real Protest at the Jeb Bush Summit

Of course Bush decided to bring his annual education circus to Tallahassee because he’s running for president. Participants will, as usual, be filtered of any loathsome public school types and limited to the always-looking-to-belly-up to the salad bar on Jeb’s education gravy train. … Continue reading

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