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Studies: Vouchers make public schools better
5/6
Feb 3, 10:57 AM:

The writer is correct: The union is wrong. Numerous authoritative studies have found postive benefits of voucher programs.

 

National endowment for vouchers
5/6
Feb 3, 10:52 AM:

A thoughtful idea: Gates, Buffet and Zuckerberg put more money toward school vouchers and let parents make a choices. But are there enough choices? Good fuel for the idea machine.

Setting record straight on charter schools
6/6
Feb 3, 10:08 AM:

What's right about charter schools? Here is a well-written Indiana primer that could help anyone understand. Clear, concise, and not filled with unnecessary information. A home run!

Picture test
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3/6
Feb 2, 4:30 PM:

Lorem Ipsum

Amid Budget Woes, Govs. See Chance to Remake Education
4/6
Feb 2, 3:22 PM:

The silver lining of the education budget-cut cloud is innovative ways to improve learning.  Must haves:  higher expectations, accountability, quality teachers.  But, what's the word on choice schools. ie charters, as the >

Teachers work, stand together
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1/6
Feb 2, 1:03 PM:

A teacher's voice in the mix! Too bad it is so empassioned that no data or evidence is provided. How exactly is the teacher union "standing behind" her and how is merit-pay going to take away her soul?

Kitzhaber's cutback plan has schools doing the math
2/6
Feb 2, 11:39 AM:

Yet another case of U.S. schools’ stultifying problems. Period. Really? Some information about how charters often save money while improving the education of the students involved would make sense. Not even a mention.

Study: Teacher bonuses fail to boost test scores
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4/6
Feb 2, 11:20 AM:

Study shows teacher bonuses do not raise student scores.  Article avoids concluding that merit pay is useless. It reinforces the point that money is not a panacea: teacher training and admin support are crucial, as well. >

Authorities hope teachers can ID handwriting
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2/6
Feb 2, 10:50 AM:

A detective story about a note and bullets left at a Fla. school. Article gives the facts but not the bigger picture: Why do threats in schools? Can they be a sign of a failing system? Can school choice provide a solution?

Push, shove, make fun of: Whats wrong with this picture? - As I see it
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3/6
Feb 2, 10:34 AM:

Kids failing class because of bullying. Teachers not doing anything about it! This short article drives the point home. But if teachers refuse to intervene, shouldn’t kids have the choice to move to a safer sch.?

guide private education
5/6
Jan 31, 2:43 PM:

A good, practical step-by-step guide to finding a private school. The article suggests to parents the questions to ask in finding a school that will meet their wants and needs.

School Accountability For Students and Parents
5/6
Jan 31, 2:41 PM:

Explains what charter schools bring to education, accountability, competition and performing students. It didn't present a thorough examination of charter performance, which would give credibility to the school choice view. >

Charter Success Despite State Laws
3/6
Jan 31, 2:16 PM:

Conveys the difficulties for charter schools in NH and many other states.  While the advantage of some schools were explained, the success record of charters were not discussed, limiting the discussion surround laws.

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Unions Special Interest: Blocking School Choice
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5/6
Jan 31, 2:16 PM:

 Commentary rightly notes public school teachers who are doing a good job.have their successes undercut by their union. More statistics would be helpful, but  students are not served by keeping ineffective teachers in place.  >

Unions Scared of School Choice
4/6
Jan 31, 2:11 PM:

Washington Examiner exposes union motivation for decrying school choice. Facts to back positive statements about school choice would've balanced this article.

Martin: Going to jail for kids' education
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6/6
Jan 31, 2:00 PM:

An excellent column on a mom sent to jail for enrolling her kids in a suburb where she did not live. Article properly focuses on the unequal and unfair state of education in the US. Great reasons to support school choice!

Dropouts a bigger long-term crisis
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4/6
Jan 31, 2:00 PM:

Commentary rightly expresses concern about state's dropout crisis. What needs to be looked at is what schools -- public, charter, private -- are succeeding in keeping kids from dropping out. Success stories can be found.  >

“Last In, First Out” Policy Hurts Students
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Jan 31, 1:18 PM:

Teacher unions back "last hired, first fired" policy in response to budget-driven layoffs, but is this the best policy for students? Why aren't teacher standards considered rather than date of hire?

 

Bill would make big change in WA teachers layoffs
6/6
Jan 31, 12:07 PM:

Last hired, first fired will not prevail in Washington state if a new bill is passed that would layoff teachers based on their evaluation scores rather than time on the job.  Common sense.  Right?  But the devil is always in the >

Sweden is a model for American school-choice options
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Jan 31, 11:57 AM:

School choice increases competition & shuts down underperforming schools in Sweden, so why doesn't U.S. follow suit? Describing barriers to obtaining similar system in the U.S. would bolster author's argument.  >

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