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Beware Pro-Charter School “Parent” Groups

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


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 [...]

Educators to Policymakers: Please Step Into My Classroom


By Kevin Hart During this evening’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is expected to lay out a series of initiatives designed to make the United States more competitive, including a focus on improving public education. America’s educators are eager to contribute their ideas to the cause. As part of the “Please Step [...]

Report: Teacher-Led Reform Helping in California


By Amy Buffenbarger A new report out today finds a 50 percent better academic growth rate at nearly 500 California schools, and all of it is the result of successful union-led reforms put in place as the result of a lawsuit by the California Teachers Association against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. In August 2005, the California [...]