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“Fairness” apparently becomes hip only when it benefits the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd, which promotes a philosophy of wealth distribution while shunning gainful employment, respect for property and proper hygiene. What if the OWS...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe very concept of mentioning the word “God” in today’s public schools is enough to get some folks into a frenzy the likes of which could resemble a Biblical storm. The concept of “separation of church and state” is a hot-...
Tags: Bible, Elections, Religious Texts, Human Interest, Politics
The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
In his five months as Florida education commissioner, no moss has grown under Tony Bennett. He has barnstormed the Sunshine State glad-handing teachers skeptical over merit pay and selling Common Core to increasingly cynical critics who view the...
HARRISBURG — In the last three years, the Bethlehem Area School District and other districts have spent lots of money rewriting curriculum and lessons to prepare students for tougher state-sanctioned academic standards and exams. "It's got to be...
Tags: Students, Barack Obama, Elections, Tom Corbett, Politics
Teachers overwhelmingly support new "Common Core" academic standards in language arts and math, according to a new poll by the American Federation of Teachers. But they also are overwhelmingly worried that new tests tied to those new standards will be...
Tags: Education, Elections, Teaching and Learning, Politics, Teachers
The legislature fiddles while educators wait. That's one way to look at the Indiana General Assembly's decision to "pause" implementing Common Core standards until a study and public hearings are completed. These are the standards the Indiana State...
Teachers at schools run by the United Neighborhood Organization, one of the largest charter networks in the city, voted Wednesday to unionize. Teachers at privately run, publicly funded charter schools in Chicago have never been part of the Chicago...
Tags: Education, Elections, Teaching and Learning, Politics, Schools
A Los Angeles Community College District proposal to lower the car allowances given to campus presidents and other executives — but use the money to boost salaries — has come under fire at a time when many students are unable to get classes...
Re "Cheating is cheating," Editorial, April 3 You accuse us of weakening our condemnation of test score tampering in Atlanta because we also condemned the climate created by policymakers' fixation on standardized tests. Cheating is cheating. It should...
Tags: School Examinations
If a student cheats on an important test, such as a midterm, he is punished, and rightly so. His teacher doesn't merely brush aside the offense and blame it on all the stressful and unnecessary high-stakes tests that today's unfortunate students are...
SACRAMENTO -- In the course of reporting a story about Michelle Rhee, the controversial former District of Columbia chancellor seeking to take her brand of education reform to statehouses across the country, the Los Angeles Times asked her spokeswoman a...
Tags: Michelle Rhee, Los Angeles Times
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