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Jeb Bush is Against Federal Control Except When It Can Advance His Agenda

From Mark Caputo in POLITICO: TALLAHASSEE — Bashing teacher unions and calling for more school choice, Jeb Bush gave one of his trademark wonkish policy speeches Tuesday that had one clear omission: “Common Core.” The educational standards, which the likely … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Betrayal of Special Needs Kids AND Conservative Values in Florida’s NCLB Waiver

Jeb Bush wanted Arne Duncan’s NCLB waiver for Florida even though Marco Rubio said Duncan didn’t have the authority to grant them. Standing alone, this is a stunning tidbit that’s gone unnoticed by the Florida media. But both are so 2011. Here … 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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Arne Duncan’s Got Some ‘Splainin’ to do for His Attack on Rick Perry

This week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan blasted the performance of Texas schools while Rick Perry has been governor. Hot Air’s Tina Korbe provided this link to Duncan’s interview with Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Texas’s … Continue reading

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Non-Partisan Brookings Institute Says “President Obama Rewrites NCLB”

Writes Senior Brookings Fellow Russ Whitehurst: It is one thing for an administration to grant waivers to states to respond to unrealistic conditions on the ground or to allow experimentation and innovation. Similar waiver authority has been used to advance … Continue reading

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Arne Duncan’s “Backdoor Blueprint Strategy” based on “Behavior Bucks” is “Coerced Voluntarism”

SOS March Organizer Anthony Cody takes issue with Arne Duncan’s brazen takeover of the nation’s schools in a clever, poignant way: Our Department of Education is still making rookie mistakes by trying to drive reform with Behavior Bucks. Perhaps they should … 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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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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“Charters” “Choice” and “No excuses” from Florida Ed Board Members After Granting Waivers

In granting one year waivers to Intervene schools in three Florida counties, Florida Board of Education members let it be known that they’re on the market-based ed reform bandwagon. The fact that they’ve got the lingo down indicates a much. … Continue reading

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How No Child Left Behind May Force State’s Rights Battle and Give Pause to Republicans

With news today that Tennessee is considering seeking a No Child Left Behind waiver, word comes that the US Department of Education will seek to “enforce”  the law if it is not restructured by the current congress. A number of states … Continue reading

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