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The “College and Career Ready” Farce

The “College and Career Ready” Farce



Schools around the country are tossing out the old “College for All” slogan and replacing it with the popular Obama-school…
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Added by Michael Dunn on January 23, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Michelle Rhee, Child Abuser, Wants More Abuse in School

Michelle Rhee, Child Abuser, Wants More Abuse in School



Check out one of the latest by Valerie Strauss, “What Rhee’s Comments About Her Children Say About Her.” Apparently,…
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Added by Michael Dunn on January 23, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Alabama’s Tough New Anti-Union Laws—A Boon for Organizing?

Alabama’s Tough New Anti-Union Laws—A Boon for Organizing?



Several tough new anti-teacher’s union laws were recently passed in Alabama, in the wake of an ethics investigation of education lobbyist Paul Hubbert.…
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Added by Michael Dunn on January 23, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Interns Are Highly Qualified?

Interns Are Highly Qualified?



Get out your dictionaries. Here is…
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Added by Michael Dunn on January 5, 2011 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Public Executions or Public Education?

Public Executions or Public Education?



Cutting the Death Penalty Would Save… Continue

Added by Michael Dunn on January 5, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Myths About Public Employees

Myths About Public Employees…





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Added by Michael Dunn on January 5, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Losing the Right to Strike in Illinois

Losing the Right to Strike in Illinois



The billionaire boys club, headed by Bill Gates and Eli Broad, is at it again. They blamed the schools for failing our students. They attacked teachers and unions, too. The unions fought

back, albeit, in a…
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Added by Michael Dunn on December 30, 2010 at 8:23pm — No Comments

CTA Supports Education Cuts

CTA Supports Education Cuts…



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Added by Michael Dunn on December 30, 2010 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Close the Budget Gap--Abolish High School Exit Exam (and NCLB and CCS)

Close the Budget Gap--Abolish High School Exit Exam (and NCLB and CCS)

Stephen Krashin may not be able to close the entire $28 billion…
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Added by Michael Dunn on December 30, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Education for the People is Now on Facebook

Education for the People is Now on Facebook


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Added by Michael Dunn on December 5, 2010 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Charter Envy in Boston

Charter Envy in Boston



Boston, long suffering from charter envy, now plans to convert several of its district public schools into charter schools. On November 3, the Boston School Committee unanimously voted to

convert a middle school and a high school into charter schools. This is

part of their…
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Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Let Them Eat Government Cheese!

Let Them Eat Government Cheese!



While the ruling elite and their lackeys in the Republican and

Democratic parties negotiate further tax cats for the richest 1% of

Americans, a new report from the USDA indicates that 15% of U.S.

households (50 million people) lacked enough money to buy adequate food

last year.… Continue

Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Parent Triggers: People Power or Corporate Financed Witch Hunts?

Parent Triggers: People Power or Corporate Financed Witch Hunts?





Parents are understandably frustrated with low test scores, low graduation rates and a persistent achievement gap. Many are demanding change and believe the…
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Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:35pm — No Comments

KIPP Reform Schools--Teacher Sweat Shops

KIPP Reform Schools--Teacher Sweat Shops



KIPP schools are often touted as an example of how a well-designed school full of dedicated true-believer educators can trump race and class and

get low income students to succeed. This is,…
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Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Value-Added Adds Value for Corporate Vultures

Value-Added Adds Value for Corporate Vultures



The first problem with the Value Added model for teacher accountability

is that it commodifies children. In economics, value-added is the

difference between the sales price and the cost of a product. The higher

the sales price relative to the cost of production,… Continue

Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:32pm — No Comments

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