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December 20, 2013
Gregory A. Miller, Arizona Daily Star RE: “Calvin Baker – The whole truth on charter school funding” Superintendent Baker knows that anyone can make his or her case or agenda using statistics, or in this case, very complicated financial systems that support our children’s education. If he truly believes what he advocated at the end […] Read more »
December 3, 2013
by Jeanne Allen National Journal December 3, 2013 Adjunct professors do indeed make higher education solvent, and are an important pipeline for schools and students. On one hand, “it” is a model for K-12, where rather than having only full-time teachers a more fluid, flexible human capital pipeline should include people whose lives might need […] Read more »
October 17, 2013
A Dearth of Statehouse Mavericks Posted: 10/16/2013 6:37 pm Lack of gutsy governors stagnating real education reform Millions of children are now fully ensconced in another year at America’s schools. Unfortunately for most families, the schools, classrooms, teachers, and school leaders are functioning in much the same manner as they did last year — and […] Read more »
October 1, 2013
Dear Whitney: It's late. I'm home bound on a train from Philly from an extraordinary set of discussions about saving Catholic schools as one of the important options that should remain available to our kids, the least advantaged among them, especially. But I just had to write you. Read more »
September 30, 2013
Whitney Tilson is a self-described reform warrior who from his hedge fund perch disseminates information and opinions – as well as a variety of travel logs about his own escapades around the world – with a wide and growing group of people that just like being “in the know.” It’s often entertaining, sometimes informative, and in general, everyone gets a kick out of reading about themselves or something Whitney likes that they did. Read more »
August 26, 2013
As a white person from Iowa, I am always hesitant to write about the racial aspects of ed reform and parental school choice. I feel it is always better to have others with more credibility speak of it. But this weekend I saw two things that compelled me to write. Read more »
August 13, 2013
The OCCASIONAL Letter to Friends of The Center for Education Reform No. 105 AUGUST 2013 National Exposure All Good News Isn’t Good News. Thanks to the ever-thoughtful Claudio Sanchez at National Public Radio, the public was treated to both sides of the debate over how research should be considered in evaluating the effectiveness of school […] Read more »
August 6, 2013
It's hard for anyone to make me speechless, but speechless I was that fall night in 2004. I had been meeting with several members of the South Carolina legislative Black Caucus trying to get them to support both an expanded charter school bill and an opportunity scholarship bill for low-income kids. Read more »
July 3, 2013
As leaders of the charter school movement gather in Washington, D.C. this week for their annual meeting, they do so in a decidedly mixed frame of mind. Read more »
June 27, 2013
Legislation is making its way through the NC General Assembly that would, despite good intentions, set North Carolina’s already battered charter school movement back significantly. Read more »