Paying For The Desegregation Myth

From the Federal Register: Equity Assistance Centers (Formerly Desegregation Assistance Centers) Statute: Under Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000c-2000c-2 and 2000c-5, the Secretary is authorized, upon the application of any school board, State, municipality, school district, or other governmental unit legally responsible for operating a public school or schools, […]

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Collecting Profits From Collecting Data

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 Phase II “Abstract: The National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 is the third in a series of studies being conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, with the goal of describing the characteristics, […]

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New System – New Teachers

In an article published by neaToday, “Survey: Number of Future Teachers Reaches All-time Low” By Mary Ellen Flannery, it is reported that in ten years the number of college freshmen entering the teaching profession dropped from 9.9% in 2005 to 4.2% in 2015. Ms. Flannery suggest that the cause for this decrease is the lack […]

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Speaking Of Accountability

“•Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.1, 2 •The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from […]

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No Need To Say, “I Told You So”

“Opting Out of the Education Reform Industry” by Wayne Au and Jesslyn Hollar “Wayne Au is an associate professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington at Bothell and an editor of the magazine Rethinking Schools. Jesslyn Hollar is a doctoral student at the University of Washington and director of the […]

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On Walmart Mountain

In his article for Alternet, “How the Cutthroat Walmart Business Model Is Reshaping American Public Education” Jeff Bryant writes, “. . . the Walton Family Foundation, the private foundation created with the retail giant’s wealth, announced that it would be “doubling down on its investments in school choice with a $1 billion plan to help […]

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