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Posted Apr. 24, 2017

Private Schools at Public Expense? No Way! Vouchers? Why Not!

In a cheeky segment on the Jimmy Kimmel show, an interviewer asked random people on Hollywood Boulevard whether they prefer “Obamacare” or its official name,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016

Research Says: Yes, #OptOutSoWhite

In Opt Out: An Examination of Issues, a peer-reviewed paper that is part of Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Research Report Series, Randy E. Bennett analyzes “early press…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015

PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Public Wants Very Best for Students and Teachers

In a recent blog post on "Homeroom," the blog of the U.S. Department of Education, educator Meredith Morelle wrote about the positive findings from a recent PDK/Gallup poll. It is especially heartening to learn that the majority of Americans want to better support the critical role teachers play in the lives of our young people and the prosperity of our nation. Teachers are among the most hardworking, dedicated, and creative professionals…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Sep. 9, 2015

Standardized Testing: The Explosion That Isn’t

On top of reading like the plot of “1984,” with mentions of machines, regimes and establishments, this article from The Nation is trying to throw…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Sep. 1, 2015

When It Comes to Charters, Parents and Teachers Are the Influencers

Most of the attention paid to the annual PDK/Gallup and the Education Next polls has been on the increasing antipathy toward testing and the Common Core State Standards—and…

By Alex Medler

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Posted Aug. 25, 2015

Polling Reinforces Support for High Standards

On August 24, 2015, Karen Nussle, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, issued the following memo on recently released poll results and the public’s opinions on…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Aug. 5, 2020
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Why It’s Time to Raise Hell About Re-Opening Schools

This week, teachers all over the country are holding demonstrations protesting plans to re-open schools for in-person learning. Obviously, there’s heated debate everywhere about how…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Aug. 7, 2020
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I Believe in School Choice, But Only When Those Choices Are Available to Everyone

Two weeks ago, the governor of my state directed $32 million dollars in funds from the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund to create…

By Patrick Kelly

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Posted Aug. 6, 2020

White Teachers, Our Whiteness Is Getting in Our Way

Since the murder of George Floyd, teacher leaders across America have sought to prove the necessity of antiracism in public education. And rightly so: from…

By Tate Aldrich

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