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Posted Nov. 21, 2016
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Charter Schools Are Working for Kids and Parents. Here’s How We Can Tell That Story.

There are various views about public school choice coming out of the 2016 election. Some choice advocates view the Trump…

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Posted Nov. 15, 2016
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Would a Republican Government Be Good for School Kids? I’m Skeptical.

Now that Republicans are running Congress, the White House and two-thirds of the states, we will find out whether conservative…

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Posted Nov. 9, 2016
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Who Won Last Night’s Election? Not the Kids.

By any measure, last night was a tough night for pro-education reform Democrats. Defying expectations and the polls, Republican Donald…

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Posted Oct. 18, 2016
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Statement from Peter Cunningham on LAUSD Board’s Potential Action on Charter Schools

The school board of Los Angeles is putting politics ahead of children by considering a vote to close Los Angeles charter…

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Posted Oct. 17, 2016
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Sunshine in Chicago: Don’t Write Mayor Emanuel’s Political Obituary Yet

According to local legend, Richard J. Daley, the Mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976, was once told that a…

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Posted Oct. 15, 2016
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Statement on NAACP Vote: The NAACP Has Ignored the Evidence and Demand From Black Parents for Better Options

We’re disappointed that the NAACP has ignored the evidence in favor of charters and the demand from Black parents for…

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Posted Oct. 9, 2016
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Will a Teacher Strike Accomplish Anything?

On Tuesday, October 11, public school teachers in Chicago may go on strike, suspending the education of nearly 400,000 children…

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Posted Sep. 28, 2016
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The Immoral Charter Cap Battle in Massachusetts

The news that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has reversed her position on school choice and now opposes a ballot initiative…

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Posted Sep. 12, 2016
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Dear Hillary, Read This Before You Take That Advice on Public Education

Dear Hillary Clinton: Now that it looks like you really might be our next president, a lot of people who…

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Posted Aug. 23, 2016

Statement by Peter Cunningham on California Supreme Court’s Decision Not to Review Vergara Ruling

While the Court’s decision is disappointing, we remain hopeful that the California legislature will work to strengthen the state’s tenure…

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Posted Jan. 17, 2017
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The Fight That Should Matter Most to Progressive Advocates for Children Is Accountability

In 2007, candidate Barack Obama stood before the National Education Association and made it clear that he supports testing, accountability, choice and even merit pay.…

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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A Student’s Inaugural Poem to Trump

As I considered the 2016 campaign and election, thinking about how or if it should become central in my teaching or my classroom, I turned…

By Runal Patel, Seth MacLowry

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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I’m a Parent Fighting for My Children to Succeed

A parent first. That’s who I am, how I identify myself. My children are my pride, my joy and my contribution to the greater good.…

By Tafshier Cosby

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