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Posted Dec. 4, 2017

Statement on The Associated Press Report on Segregation and Charter Schools

Just this weekend, the Associated Press (AP) released a story suggesting that charter schools that are chosen by and serving predominantly students of color are contributing to the “segregation” of public schools. Education Post believes that parents deserve the freedom to choose the school that works best for their children. Below are quotes from Education Post's network of advocates and parents who tend to agree. The AP story…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Mar. 7, 2017

Statement From Peter Cunningham On Effort to Repeal ESSA Regulations

Below is a statement from Education Post Executive Director Peter Cunningham on the possibility of a Congressional repeal of ESSA regulations: In a blatant appeal to politics, some in Congress plan to rescind regulations written for the Every Student Succeeds Act, even though most state and local education leaders are not calling for the rules to be repealed. The result will be a delay in implementation, confusion over how the law works,…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Nov. 23, 2016

Statement on President-Elect Trump’s Nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education

Betsy DeVos is a well-known proponent of school choice, but her home state of Michigan, where she has played an active role in expanding choice, has a mixed record on charter school authorizing and accountability. As the U.S. Secretary of Education, her job will be to fight for all children by advocating for accountability in all schools—including traditional and public charter—and more high-quality educational options where they are both…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Nov. 22, 2016

Statement on Antwan Wilson’s Appointment as New Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools

Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson has been named by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser as the new chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. Antwan brings to D.C. a relentless focus on educational equity and a stellar track record of driving academic improvements in cities like Denver and Oakland. No one fights harder for kids or believes more deeply in their ability to achieve, and he is the right leader to continue…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Oct. 5, 2016

Voices and Facts Against the Planned Chicago Teachers Strike

On October 11, Chicago public school teachers may go on strike for the second time in four years, not including an illegal one-day strike last spring. Eighty-seven percent of…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Apr. 27, 2016

Statement by Peter Cunningham on 12th-Grade NAEP Scores

Statement from Education Post Executive Director Peter Cunningham on the 2015 NAEP scores for 12th-graders, which dipped slightly in reading and math. We should certainly be reflective about the results, but the clear takeaway is that we have more work to do, particularly in supporting the students who are struggling the most. Higher standards are the first step. More rigor is the next step. Children want and need to be…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Apr. 5, 2016

Americans Are Spending at Least $1.5 Billion in College Remediation Courses, and the Middle Class Pays the Most

More than half a million college freshmen—approximately one in four students who enter college the fall after high school graduation—had to enroll in remedial coursework during their first year of college, costing their families nearly $1.5 billion annually.…

By Education Post

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Posted Mar. 14, 2016

Statement on Senate Confirmation of US Secretary of Education John King

The Senate's vote today to confirm John King as U.S. Secretary of Education is great news for schools, teachers and students. Secretary King is an unwavering advocate for kids, and no one is more qualified or more committed to help improve education across the…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 10, 2016

Statement on Washington Charter School Bill’s Approval in State House of Representatives

Washington lawmakers came together tonight on behalf of kids and families and passed a charter school bill that ensures families have access to more quality schools and the power of school choice. This is a win for kids. The bill deserves approval in the Senate and the governor's…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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