WAR ON EDUCATION AND STUDENTS
Beverly L. Hall Denies Knowledge Of Atlanta Cheating Scandal After rampant cheating was uncovered in Atlanta schools, former Atlanta schools superintendent Beverly L.
Schools and the government should focus on income, not savings, when awarding financial aid assistance How Colleges Punish Families Who Choose to Save - Daniel Indiviglio - Business
A new consensus is emerging in education politics. But can the center hold? Coming Together to Kill Education Reform
Madfloridian's Journal - Another "false front" education reform group? Keep eye out for their op eds in local papers. The Michigan Education Association writes about the Education Action Group and warns to watch out for their activities. Behind the false front Note the ties to the Mackinac Center and the DeVos family.
student journalist sue Kan. community college over public records fees - SPLC News Flashes KANSAS — The Student Press Law Center and a college journalist filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Johnson County Community College in Kansas for excessive fees to release open records, including nearly $10,000 to produce one day’s worth of emails. The college estimated a total of $24,130.72 to fulfill requests by the SPLC and former copy editor Marcus Clem for staff emails and documents related to other open records requests.
Department of Ed Lets Schools Off the Hook -- for Now Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Department of Education officially released standards for states to exempt themselves from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.
Reporting From Outside Party Lines MEDIA ROOTS- Forty years ago, Finland began transforming its educational system to a more personalized methodology of teacher to student learning as part of the government’s economic recovery plan. Finland’s youth has since shot up to the highest in the world in reading, math and science skills.
House Approves a Bill Supporting Expansion of Charter Schools
September 24-October 1 is Banned Books Week, and ACLU staff and volunteers are posting their thoughts about the freedom to read throughout the week. Celebrate your First Amendment rights by attending one of the ACLU ' s Banned Books events or just by reading whatever you choose. The hottest genre in the publishing world, known as YA for "young adult," is most frequently targeted by those who would tell you and your children what you should NOT read. That Dangerous Dictionary…and Other Books Too Risqué for Texas Students
As part of the program to shrink the national deficit, House Republicans have introduced a proposal that would cut funding to Pell college tuition grants, NPR and 30 other education programs, the San Fransisco Chronicle reports. The House Appropriation committee, whose members authored the legislation, are also seeking to eliminate President Obama’s “Race to the Top” initiative. House Republicans Push to Slash Pell Grants, Ed Funding
The GOP’s Plan To Take Education Policy Back To The Early 1990s
Wisconsin | Mark Miller says Wisconsin Republicans enacted the most drastic cuts to K-12 schools of any state in the nation When Wisconsin’s monthly unemployment numbers for August took another bad turn, both major political parties scrambled to affix blame. Republican Governor Scott Walker pointed at "problems in the national economy" in his weekly radio address on Sept. 22, 2011. Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller, D-Monona, fingered the Republican agenda of budget cuts and tax breaks for businesses for failing to create family supporting jobs.
Big Oil: $135 Million -- School Children: 0 When is it not enough to have too much?
Construction firm to ask judge to remove DeKalb schools' lawyers in $100 million suit Select a display name and password Already have an account?
Madfloridian's Journal - Ed reform group leader showed true colors in ugly note to a Ft. Wayne union teacher. The note is posted at the website of the Ft.
The State of Public Libraries in the U.S: This is article and info graphic by Guest Writer Jocelyn Blore There’s something comforting about the public library. It has long been a symbol of knowledge... Israeli Murder by Neglect Israel operates one of the world’s most unconscionable gulags. Lobbying, Insider Trading & Censorship at the Washington Post: Kaplan U
September/October 2011 Administrators Ate My Tuition Want to get college costs in line? The Magazine - Administrators Ate My Tuition
The Crisis in the Humanities and the Corporate Attack on the University (Peter Fettner
The "Shock Doctrine" Comes to Your Neighborhood Classroom
Why school reform can’t ignore poverty’s toll - The Answer Sheet
Vouchers in sheep's clothing in the Ed Reform Movement
ALEC Education Agenda
V For Vendetta: Michigan GOP Singles Out Teachers For Right To Work
Education: Long-Term Contribution Trends
Improve oversight of charter schools: An editorial
Despite Sweeping Scandals, Big States Don’t Check for Cheating by Teachers
Wall Street Goes to School | Truthout
Dick Armey Wants To Completely Eliminate Any Federal Funding For Higher Education
How California Schools Turned Struggling Students Into Second-Class Citizens - Education
Richard D. Kahlenberg Reviews Steven Brill's "Class Warfare: Inside The Fight To Fix America’s Schools"
Bronx Principal Investigated For Faking Grades
In Public School Reform, What Can Private Money Buy? - City Limits Magazine - CityLimits.org
Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act | Democrats -Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives
School ‘Reform’: A Failing Grade by Diane Ravitch
The Magazine - The College For-profits Should Fear
Ohio’s charter schools owe state over $2 million in unpaid audit fees
America’s Most Outrageous Teacher Cheating Scandals
President Obama Kills No Child Left Behind
Susan Ohanian's Testing Outrages (Susan Ohanian Speaks Out)
Who Pays When Public Schools GO PRIVATE? - News & Announcements
Part-time college students face abysmal graduation rates
Mathematicians warn of damage to UK economy from maths funding cuts | Science
TRANSPARENCY TUESDAY: College activity fees add hundreds to tuition bills; state laws may offer a peek under the hood « Student Press Law Center
Michigan Public Schools Privatizing Teachers 'Very Real' Possibility, State Lawmaker Says
Hey kids, want greater First Amendment rights? Try getting arrested! « Student Press Law Center
The Magazine - The End of College Admissions As We Know It
New GOP target at EPA: Graduate student interns who are tools of Obama’s 'radical policies'
Who’s Running Your School District?
Is the Near-Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Bubble About to Pop?
Study: 35 states flunk on teaching civil rights history
Koch Lobbyist is ALEC State Co-Chair for Wisconsin; Scholarships Raise Ethics Concerns
John Danner shoots for the stars with Rocketship charter schools
U.S. universities hit with copyright infringement suit