Reaping the Whirlwind – by Joshua Dunn

Vergara v. California, a 2012 lawsuit that challenged the state’s teacher-tenure laws, terrified teachers unions when it was filed. In April 2016, to the unions’ relief, they won a victory in the case. But that victory is likely to be Pyrrhic. Copycat cases have already been filed in New York and Minnesota that have a much better chance of ...

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These buildOn Students Served 50 Hours!

This school year, buildOn students gave more than 186,000 hours of service in their communities. Congrats to these students who each reached the milestone of completing 50 hours of service in April and May. These dedicated young people are changing their communities for the better one hour at a time, by feeding the homeless, comforting seniors, ...

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Can Charter School Autonomy Coexist with Community Control over Schools? – by Andy Smarick

Many education reformers once thought that parental choice was the “ultimate local control.” When opponents of choice programs defended the district monopoly system by rhetorically asking, “Don’t you believe in your locally elected board?” we’d reply, “We want education decisions to be made as close to kids as possible—by ...

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