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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 Jan. 19, 2020

Dr. King Would Have Shined a Light on the Shame of ‘Progressive’ Cities. So Should We.

On the day that the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was taken in 1968, he had become increasingly focused on the least of…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Jan. 19, 2020

I’ll Believe Chicago Is Progressive When We Close the Gaps for Black and Brown Kids

Shame on it all! In a new report, “The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunities for All,” brightbeam…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Jan. 19, 2020

Progressives, If We Really Care About Education, Then Let’s Act Like It

In the hallway of my apartment growing up in Brooklyn, there was a poster of a cover from the New Yorker Magazine entitled “View of…

By Zachary Wright 

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