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Beware Pro-Charter School “Parent” Groups

May 19, 2011 by ajehlen  
Filed under Charter Schools, Featured News, Top Stories

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By Alain Jehlen Parents are among the strongest supporters of public education. So attacks by groups claiming to represent parents are particularly painful for public educators. After all, nobody becomes a parent or an educator in order to get rich. But sometimes a group that claims to represent parents actually has anti-public school activists in [...]

Does Class Size Really Matter?

April 20, 2011 by clong  
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By Cindy Long If you’re a good teacher, the number of students in your class shouldn’t be a factor – at least according to a growing chorus of self-styled education reformers. In a recent speech to the National Governor’s Association, Bill Gates said the nation could improve education – even in an era of extreme budget [...]

NEA President, Ed Secretary Duncan Appear at Celebration

March 5, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Article by Topic, ESEA/NCLB Reform

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NEW YORK — A teacher accountability system based on one student test score won’t stem problems like low student achievement or dropout rates, said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and other panelists speaking at a gathering of 8,500 education professionals here today. Boosting teacher quality – and then measuring the results – must include professional [...]