The Answer Sheet: Why Charter Schools Get Public Education Advocates So Angry

The Answer Sheet: Why Charter Schools Get Public Education Advocates So Angry (iStock) There are thousands of charter schools in the United States that enroll a few million students. While they are just a fraction of the number of kids who attend school, the charter movement has been a key part of the choice movement and has affected ...

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Should Civic Education Emphasize Diversity or What We Have in Common? – by Robert Pondiscio

At an EWA webinar last summer, I was asked to name the best thing that could happen to restore civic education as a priority for U.S. schools. My spontaneous two-word answer: “President Trump.” That was good for a cheap laugh back in the days when the Huffington Post relegated coverage of Trump’s campaign to its entertainment section. ...

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Living in Dialogue: Paul Tough Turns Away from Punitive Education Reforms

Living in Dialogue: Paul Tough Turns Away from Punitive Education Reforms Paul Tough’s Helping Children Succeed is a great corrective to the hubris that undermined the contemporary school reform movement.  Tough volunteers a modest statement about his methodology, and in doing so he offers an alternative to corporate reform and ...

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In the News: The Fight for the Future of Massachusetts’ Charter Schools – by Education Next

Massachusetts voters will weigh in this fall in a referendum on whether to increase the number of charter schools in the state. Richard Whitmire analyzes how the politics are heating up there in an article for the 74. While public opinion polls suggest that the public favors charter schools, insiders interviewed by Whitmire believe ...

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