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DeVos defends Trump-backed education cuts
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Aug 2, 7:33 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Tuesday defended cuts to teacher training programs proposed in President Donald Trump’s budget.
How a U.S. Supreme Court case may help turn the tide for educational choice (By Jeanne Allen)
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Jul 31, 7:15 AM: A Supreme Court decision that could change the balance of power in schools from system power to parent power is well-known in policy circles but not by the general public. Yet anyone with an interest in great education should be >
Why More and More High Schools Are Acting Like Startups
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Jul 31, 7:14 AM: As part of the digital consortium of the AASA, the association of the nation’s public school superintendents, Polyak travels the country to learn from other innovative schools — still a rare find. There are “very, very limited >
Charter School Advocate Fires Back Against NAACP Report 
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Jul 31, 7:13 AM: Janeene Freeman, CEO of the Northeast Charter School Network, which advocates for charter schools in New York and Connecticut, said that seats are in high demand, so schools should be able to choose how they enroll students.
School choice parents and advocates under attack (CER in the news)
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Jul 28, 7:49 AM: The opposition to opportunity is out in full force. On July 20, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten crossed the line, calling most forms of school choice “only slightly more polite cousins of segregation” and >
Randi Weingarten’s History Lesson: School Choice Helps the Poor (by Jeanne Allen)
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Jul 27, 7:20 AM: Some would have us stop advocating for all parent choice, including vouchers, and, instead, accept the limited options available to low-income and working-class Black families. We must reject those limits.
DeVos critics cling to status quo of mediocre public schools  (CER in the news)
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Jul 27, 7:13 AM: The bottom line in all this is that we must be careful to recognize that many of America’s public schools are good and some are great. However, vast numbers of them are mediocre at best, and significant increases in funding will >
NAACP: School choice not the answer to improving education for black students
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Jul 27, 7:12 AM: Education for black students in the United States has long been unequal and inadequate, but the solution to that problem does not lie in the school choice movement, NAACP leaders said at the organization’s national conference >
NAACP releases report on charter schools, cites Detroit and Michigan
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Jul 27, 7:08 AM: Detroit and Michigan figure prominently in an NAACP report released today on charter schools that concluded there are wide problems in the sector nationwide and that called for the elimination of for-profit run charter schools.
Education advocates spar over DeVos' school choice agenda (CER in the news)
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Jul 25, 7:49 AM: There isn't much of a consensus on whether school choice policies, specifically voucher programs, are effective or not.
Black Education Leaders Slam Teachers Union For Comparing School Choice To Segregation
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Jul 25, 7:49 AM: Black school choice advocates and education reformers criticized a teachers union president who compared school choice to segregation during a conference call Monday.
American Federation of Teachers President Under Fire
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Jul 25, 7:48 AM: American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, the head of the 1.6 million member teachers union, is under fire for controversial remarks linking private school choice to racial segregation.
AFT's Randi Weingarten blasts school-choice reforms as 'polite cousins of segregation' (CER in the news)
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Jul 24, 7:58 AM:

School’s out, but the battle between the teachers’ unions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over school choice isn’t taking a summer break. Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers president, argued in a fiery speech >

‘It Gave Us a Choice When We Didn’t Have One’: Private School Choice Participants Flood Capitol to Tell Their Stories
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Jul 24, 7:57 AM: Private school choice was among the only education pledges made by President Donald Trump on the campaign trail and has been a decades-long focus of advocacy by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Critics of vouchers say they’re marred by racism and exacerbate segregation. Are they right?
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Jul 24, 7:55 AM: "If vouchers are the polite cousins of segregation, then most urban school districts are segregation’s direct descendants,” responded Kevin Chavous of the American Federation for Children, the school voucher group that U.S. >
Teachers Union Chief: School Choice Rooted in Segregation (CER in the news)
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Jul 21, 8:11 AM: The head of one of the country's leading teachers' unions charged Thursday that school choice, a key policy agenda of the Trump administration, is rooted in segregation and racism.
DeVos: Backlash to School Choice a 'Badge of Honor'
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Jul 21, 8:10 AM: Conservative state legislators pushing school choice policies should consider opposition from “the left” a “badge of honor,” Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told those gathered at the annual conference of the American Legislative >
Betsy DeVos Speech Greeted By Protesters She Calls 'Defenders Of The Status Quo'
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Jul 21, 8:07 AM: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke to the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, on Thursday in Denver, but protests from left-wing activists and teacher groups started Wednesday.
Protest of Betsy DeVos reignites debate on school choice
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Jul 20, 8:15 AM: Hundreds of Coloradans protested U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit in Denver on Wednesday, largely criticizing her stance on using tax dollars to fund private schools.
Union leader: School vouchers 'polite cousins of segregation'
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Jul 20, 8:14 AM: In a blistering speech slated to be delivered to more than 1,400 teachers here on Thursday, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten likens U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to a climate-change denier, saying >

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