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Cory Booker once allied himself with Betsy DeVos on school choice. Not anymore.
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Sep 20, 8:34 AM: Cory Booker was a little-known member of the Newark City Council 19 years ago when he received an extraordinary invitation from a Michigan group connected to Betsy DeVos, now the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos promotes school choice programs in Harrisburg school visit
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Sep 20, 8:33 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited the Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School today as part of her back-to-school tour, promoting a proposed federal tax-credit program that would allow for scholarships for more >
College student loans: Debt hits a new high, though growth slows, as free tuition plans spread
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Sep 19, 8:15 AM: About 2 in 3 graduates from the class of 2018 graduated a little deeper in debt than the classes before them. The average bachelor's degree holder owes about $29,200 in student loan debt — a record high in the U.S.
U.S. military pressures school districts near bases to improve
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Sep 19, 8:03 AM: Communities large and small around the country that play host to military installations, take heed. Your long-term economic well-being due to the infusion of Department of Defense dollars could be on the line if your public schools >
ACLJ Files Amicus Brief in Major Supreme Court School Choice Case – Tackles Bad Precedent
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Sep 19, 7:59 AM: The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief at the U.S. Supreme Court supporting school choice in what could be a blockbuster ruling.
Opinion: The most important charter school network in America is not what you think
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Sep 19, 7:57 AM: There’s a Texas-spawned education revolution known as IDEA Public Charter Schools that’s spreading to multiple states, yet it remains mostly unnoticed. Meantime, eyeballs keep getting redirected to a controversial group of New York >
Betsy DeVos visits Purdue Polytechnic High School, sees project-based learning in action
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Sep 18, 7:36 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was greeted at Purdue Polytechnic High School's makerspace by the smell of sawdust, the sound of power tools and more than a dozen safety goggle-wearing students with heads bent over >
Sanders Targets Teachers With New Ad
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Sep 18, 7:35 AM: A new advertising campaign from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is tapping into the educator unrest that swept the country over the last two years and prompted thousands of teachers to walk the picket lines, hold >
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos touts school choice during visit to Milwaukee voucher school
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Sep 17, 7:33 AM: Kicking off her annual back-to-school tour in what she called the "birthplace of education freedom," U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited a Milwaukee voucher school Monday to promote a proposed plan aimed at expanding >
Black, Latino voters threaten to buck 2020 Democratic hopefuls over charter schools
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Sep 17, 7:32 AM: The protesters outside the Democratic presidential primary debate last week in Houston were not right-wing activists or fans of President Trump. Instead, dozens of black and Hispanic voters chanted and hoisted placards demanding >
Federal spending on kids in the U.S. is at its lowest level in 12 years
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Sep 17, 7:30 AM: The share of federal spending on America's children dipped to 9.2% last year — the lowest since 2007, according to the Urban Institute. Instead, the U.S. government is spending more on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and >
Editorial: Americans show dismal knowledge of civics
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Sep 17, 7:28 AM: But ultimately those attending the Constitutional Convention emerged with a document, signed on this day in 1787 by those delegates, that remains the governing charter for this nation.
Commentary: Democrats love school choice, except when they're running for president
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Sep 16, 7:53 AM: What do three of the Democratic presidential candidates all have in common? They were all once fervent supporters of school choice.
What We Should Ask About Charter Schools
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Sep 16, 7:52 AM: Charter schools are contentious. Most people sort themselves into one of two camps — fierce proponents or fierce opponents. Teachers, both in and out of charters, sort themselves as well, although less fiercely than the general >
How we have failed our teachers
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Sep 16, 7:49 AM: Nationwide about 1 in 5 teachers (or 18%) have a second job during the academic year, which is not so surprising when you consider that, since 1996, inflation-adjusted pay for a public school teacher has actually fallen by 1.7%. The >
Opinion: Charter schools point to new ways of racially integrating public schools
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Sep 16, 7:46 AM: The racial integration or segregation of K-12 schools is again a debate topic in education circles. Today’s controversy has a new twist: casting charter schools (independently operated public schools of choice) as the main >
Opinion: Religious Crusaders at the Supreme Court’s Gates
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Sep 16, 7:45 AM: Sooner than I expected, that time has arrived. In late June, a week after issuing the decision in the cross case, the court placed another important religion case, this one ostensibly concerning the channeling of public money to >
College is not just for young students | Opinion
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Sep 16, 7:44 AM: As college students across the country return to classrooms for another school year, the images most often associated with back-to-school include the traditional college-age students between the ages of 18 and 21. But the reality is >
Democratic candidates debate fixes for U.S. education
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Sep 13, 8:33 AM: Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang says he supports a mix of options, including charter schools, in trying to fix the nation’s education system.
The Words Missing from a New York Times Essay about Religious Liberty
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Sep 13, 8:29 AM: Linda Greenhouse omits the anti-Catholic bias at the heart of a new case before the Court. The headline is jolting. “Religious Crusaders at the Supreme Court’s Gates.” Thus starts Linda Greenhouse’s analysis of the actual and >

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