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This week, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a " Tebow bill " allowing home-schooled children to participate in sports and other activities at public schools. For the Republican presidential ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 80 comments on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Crossposted on 43rd State Blues and ...
by The Book Bear
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 11:31 AM PST with 3 Recommends
The "No Excuses" Reformers have two refrains ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 06:39 AM PST with 12 Recommends
A blog post by Mark Price, originally published ...
by ThirdandState
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 07:13 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Last election, the national GOP, for the first time, spent party money in local school board elections in Colorado. As a result, the board was populated by school choice and voucher advocates. ...
by djrez
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Nov 01, 2011 at 09:16 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
It's no secret that many young Americans graduate from school with little more than the knowledge of where to find the cheat codes for the Call of Duty electronic game. Only a small number know how ...
by omnipotentpoobah
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Jul 02, 2011 at 11:24 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
One of the credos of our American Capitalistic System is that Competition is Good. Perhaps it comes from our love of sports; perhaps it comes from dimly-remembered Trials by Combat in our cultural ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 08:15 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Few metaphors could be more appropriate than the "invisible hand" for free market forces, and the constantly shifting school choice movement over the past thirty years (paralleling the ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 08:34 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
"It's being marketed as a solution to save public schools, but the big donors are tied to right-wing think tanks that openly advocate, and strategize, the end of public education. How ...
by Troutfishing
Comment Count 41 comments on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 07:03 AM PDT with 127 Recommends
  As discussed in Part 1 , privatizing ...
by DSWright
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 10:01 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
"When someone says 'it's not about money', it's about money." - H.L. Mencken Earlier, as the overt push for privatizing New Jersey's public schools was just getting started, I wanted to ...
by DSWright
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 10:04 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
Inside scoop : I facebooked and tweeted the story about the Ohio mom who became a convicted felon after she used her parents' address ...
by Elisa
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 05:31 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Bizarre and disturbing tale of African American mother of 2 daughters jailed for sending them to White suburban school.
by kevinpowell
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 02:00 PM PST with 7 Recommends
So let's say your state is out of money, and you have a new Governor who has a mandate to reduce taxes and spending. But you want to spend some more money on pet programs? How do you do that? ...
by smithnewyork
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed May 19, 2010 at 11:12 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
I used to be a strong supporter of school accountability and choice. So ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 83 comments on Fri Apr 02, 2010 at 03:17 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
My support for NCLB remained strong until November 30, 2006. I can pinpoint the date exactly because that was the day I realized that NCLB was a failure. This is a book ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 90 comments on Sun Feb 28, 2010 at 02:20 AM PST with 75 Recommends
This is the 5th installment Utopia/ Dystopia . In this episode we meet Olivia Grant, the school principle. We ...
by TPau
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 03:50 PM PST with 1 Recommend
January 9, The New York Times carried an article on a special school in Minneapolis. This school was a ...
by Liberal Youth
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 01:06 AM PST with 5 Recommends
I put some questions to the Northern Virginia Moderate Republicans on Facebook. I am interested in seeing what they say. Read the post below the fold and give me a Kossack reaction:
by Michael Bindner
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Dec 20, 2008 at 05:13 AM PST with 0 Recommends
In a stark reminder of why the cost of gas matters for more than economic reasons the WSJ recently ran an ...
by Liberal Youth
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Oct 12, 2008 at 03:10 AM PDT with 3 Recommends