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$528K to Defeat Montana Mental Health Initiative? NEA Says No Brainer

Yesterday the Associated Press reported that the National Education Association contributed $528,000 “to defeat a Montana ballot initiative that would authorize the state to issue $200 million in bonds over the next decade for research into brain injuries and illnesses.” That caught the attention of a lot of people, including Arne Duncan. What possible interest […]

Surveillance Capitalism and Your Children

There are thousands of rapacious and predatory gatherers of data out there waiting to collect and sell your information and your children's information, whether it is behavioral, economic, intellectual, social, geographic, nutritional,...Show More Summary

AM News: Science Scores, Absent Teachers, Long Beach Discipline

U.S. fourth- and eighth-graders show gains on national science test… Modest gains, but US students still lag in science learning - AP Science Scores on ‘Nation’s Report Card’ Rise in...Show More Summary

Update: What's Going On In Massachusetts?

There's no shortage of activity in Massachusetts, with just under two weeks until the voters decide on whether to expand charter schools. As you can see above, big bunches of local school committees have come out against lifting the cap. Show More Summary

Cartoons: "We Believe In The Concept Of Public Education"

"We believe in the concept of public education." — Alexander (@alexanderrusso) October 25, 2016

Morning Video: Trump-Clinton Education Showdown From Miami

Much has been written about last week's Great City Schools debate in Miami between Mildred Otero (for Clinton) and Carl Paladino (for Trump). Read all about it below. Or, if you click here you can watch it as it happened. Related Coverage:...Show More Summary

AM News: MA Charter Battle, Unions Helping Clinton, DC Charters Soar

In Bid to Lift Mass. Charter Cap, Pitched Battle Rages - Education Week Union-Member Teachers Put Muscle Behind Clinton Fearing Election Day Trouble, Some US Schools Cancel Classes - ABC News D.C. Show More Summary

Wi-Fi, Children, and Democracy

There are many great reasons to avoid becoming part of the screen-sucking generation of alienated zombies: psychological reasons, developmental reasons, physical reasons, socio-cultural reasons, and even economic reasons. One of theShow More Summary

Money to Burn

Tales of underdog teachers’ unions being outspent by billionaire special interests are remarkably scarce here in California, where coalitions of public employee unions are dropping tens of millions of dollars on ballot initiative campaigns that have no organized opposition.

Quotes: How Gentrifiers Can Hurt Neighborhood Schools

They don’t inject themselves in the neighborhood. They don’t care about the school across street, because they’re going to put their kids in private school, miles away. So the school across the street suffers as a result of that. AsShow More Summary

Charts: Within-District Racial Segregation May Surprise You

This devastating data posted by @RichardVReeves highlights issues articulated by @zentronix in his book We Gon' Be Alright on resegregation. — Action.Brotha.Jedi (@BmoreDoc) October 25, 2016 From Brookings...

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 12: The Final KIPP Interview

Part 12 of Work Hard, Be Hard... focuses on the last teacher interview that I did for this book. I am still interviewing, however, so if you are a former "no excuses" charter teacher or student or administrator who wants to share your story for future publication, please contact me: Show More Summary

AM News: Showdown In Miami, Sentencing For Former Chicago Supe, & More

Divisive Trump Surrogate Draws Boos at Education Conference | The 74 Trump would replace 'corrupted, incompetent' school systems, aide says | Teachers Get Schooled on Talking Race… L.A. Show More Summary

Quotes: What "Vice Principals" Reveals About Public Perception Of School Bureaucrats

Here, untalented people can at least become middle managers that revel in petty beefs and care more about job security, individual autonomy, and popularity than they do the students they’re expected to prioritize. -- The Atlantic (HBO's 'Vice Principals' Shows Authentic In-School Dynamics)

Morning Video: The African-American Debate Over Charters

Your browser does not support iframes. While we're waiting for video from last week's CGCS debate between Clinton and Trump delegates, here's a segment from a recent discussion about African-American parents and charter schools, hosted by Roland Martin.

AM News: Big Schools Money In California, & Other Education News

School groups led by CalTeachers raise $35 million for unopposed ballot measures… Powerful interest groups funding Wiener-Kim state Senate race - San Francisco Chronicle Teachers union...Show More Summary

Children should not be allowed to behave like children

Sent to the Star-Tribune, October 24, 2016I am happy to know that Minnesota really understands the importance of rigor in kindergarten ("Across state, kindergarten is becoming the new first grade," Oct. 24). The unfortunate tendencyShow More Summary

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