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    Bernie and Biden Miss The Mark With Education Task Forces

    New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, put together an advisory council to help his state “reimagine” public education. Fearing Cuomo and his partner, the Gates Foundation, will produce a plan that creates accountability and expectations in their public school pension farm, the NYC teacher types pounced. “There’s no current classroom teacher on this list of advisors” they whined. […] More

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    Harvard Doubles Down On Proposal To Ban Homeschooling

    In an article Retort covered in April, Harvard professor Elizabeth Bartholet took to Harvard Magazine to warn readers about “… an essentially unregulated regime in the area of homeschooling” and calls for a “presumptive” ban on homeschooling. Responses were swift, from all directions, and unkind. As The Crimson reports: Many critics have taken to virtual message […] More

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    Harvard Professor Puts Homeschoolers In Her Sights

    With a level of smarm typically reserved to finger wag at families of color who send their kids to charter or private schools, Harvard professor Elizabeth Bartholet took to Harvard Magazine to warn readers about “… an essentially unregulated regime in the area of homeschooling.” Citing best-selling author of Educated , Tara Westover, as a […] More

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    Where Are New Mexico’s Education Advocates Now?

    Re-posted with permission from Citizen Stewart by Chris Stewart. Public schools in New Mexico aren’t funding students equitably, so says the U.S. Department Education who accuse the state’s leaders of “diverting [$63 million] in federal Impact Aid grants” intended to help school districts that are disadvantaged by their low tax bases. The feds found that […] More

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    UTLA Jumps Shark To Dump Families

    United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) sees an open window in the COVID-19 national crisis. Led by Teach For America alumnus Alex Caputo-Pearl, UTLA sent a letter to LAUSD Superintendent Beutner and board members calling for a halt on all new charter co-locations for the 2020-21 school year. That’s not all. UTLA also demands a moratorium […] More

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    COVID-19 Is No Match For NPE

    While the U.S. and world continues to grapple with the implications of COVID-19, the Network for Public Education, better known as a marionette advocacy group led by Carol Burris, continues an unrelenting assault on charter school families, teachers, and supporters. In an email sent Monday, NPE asks supporters to message legislators in opposition to charter […] More

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    When Is It OK To Call Someone An ‘Uncle Tom’?

    Beneath the surface of anti-reform, business as usual public education politics resides a barely disguised disdain for folks of color. While touting the best interests of communities of color on one hand, figureheads of the Edu-Blob Establishment use the other to denigrate and attack individuals of color who refuse to mutely take marching orders. This […] More

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    Teachers Unions Capitalize on Coronavirus

    Not ones to miss an opportunity to capitalize on a crisis, several teacher unions across the country are leveraging anxiety about schools and COVID-19 to threaten lawmakers and attack charter schools. In Southern California just yesterday, UTLA seeks to halt new charter co-locations for next school year by citing established misinformation. In Oregon, the Department […] More

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    When the Teachers Union Would Rather Break the Law Than Hold Their Members Accountable

    Reposted from Good School Hunting by Erika Sanzi. The teachers’ unions in Rhode Island are masters of manipulation and sometimes their default is to cite student safety as their top priority. The school committee in East Greenwich is contemplating a policy that would “enable parents to enter the classroom to make formal observations of their child in […] More

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