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‘Inspiring’ de Blasio channels CA Dems: White teachers > minority students

In the run-up to Bill de Blasio’s recent election as mayor of New York City, I lost count of how many times I heard pundits describe the tall Democrat with the mixed-race marriage as offering an inspiring new progressive vision

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AB 917 would send charter schools to the back of the class

The popularity and success of California’s 900 charter schools aren’t making everyone happy. Union leaders have tried to organize the non-union schools, but unsuccessfully. New tactic: Hamper the charters’ spread. AB 917, which just passed both houses of the Legislature,

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Fear and loathing of charter schools

Oct. 10, 2012 Katy Grimes: I received a distressed phone call yesterday from a reader about a starling accusation of school cheating. This reader, whose children attend the Oxford Preparatory Academy, which runs charter schools in Mission Viejo and Chino,

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School Choice Goes to Head of the Class

This article first appeared in UnionWatch.org. MARCH 7, 2012 By LARRY SAND Last month, Education Week published “What Research Says About School Choice,” in which nine scholars analyze the results of various studies concerning “school choice” — the quaint notion

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Dunce Cap On Charter Schools

MAY 23, 2011 Most parents of school-aged children who are familiar with charter schools clamor to get their kids into one. In some cities, the waiting list for charters is impossibly long, as demand is far greater than the availability

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