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Why Republicans shouldn’t be so optimistic about a big win 16.12.2017 Washington Post
Republicans argue most middle-class families will get sizable benefits through their tax plan. That's true, but the middle class and poor are unlikely to see nearly as large of a benefit as the wealthiest Americans. And the proposal will drive up debt, costing $1 trillion or more.
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What the tax plan means for schools, students and parents 16.12.2017 Washington Post
What the tax plan means for schools, students and parents
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Here's a model for major school reform that looks vastly different from Betsy DeVos's vision 15.12.2017 Washington Post
Here's a model for major school reform that looks vastly different from Betsy DeVos's vision
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St. Paul teachers want companies, nonprofits to pay more for schools 14.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The teachers union says tax breaks let the city's businesses and nonprofits avoid paying their fair share for schools. Union leaders want the school board to join them in ramping up the pressure. Some companies are not pleased.
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Major Education Victory in Philadelphia as Parents, Teachers and Activists Reclaim Control of Schools 13.12.2017 Truthout.com
We look at a major education victory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where parents, teachers and activists mounted a successful campaign to reclaim control of their local public school system after then-Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker declared it financially distressed in 2001. Under the plan, dozens of Philadelphia public schools closed, and the city saw a spike in charter schools. Community groups responded by forming a coalition to pressure Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to return control over the School District to local voters. Last month, Mayor Kenney heeded organizers' demands and called for the dissolution of the commission. This came as the city also elected civil rights attorney Larry Krasner as district attorney, who campaigned in part on ending the school-to-prison pipeline. We speak with Helen Gym, a longtime community activist and now a Philadelphia city councilmember, and Kendra Brooks of the "Our City, Our Schools" coalition as well as Parents United. ...
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Public dollars for private school tuition? That's what two in Congress want for every D.C. family 8.12.2017 Washington Post
Public dollars for private school tuition? That's what two in Congress want for every D.C. family
Efforts to reduce standardized testing succeeded in many school districts in 2017. Here's why and how. 7.12.2017 Washington Post
Efforts to reduce standardized testing succeeded in many school districts in 2017. Here's why and how.
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Dougco kills school vouchers, but the movement lives on, proponents say 6.12.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The new Douglas County School Board moved quickly Monday night to pull its support of the program, voting unanimously to end a long-running legal battle that reached the nation's highest court.
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Charter schools and the resegregation of American public education 6.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new Associated Press analysis finds many charter schools in America are racially segregated. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Cornell professor Noliwe Rooks about this modern school segregation, and the effects of the charter school movement.
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What’s on MPR News today? 12/5/17 5.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here are the topics and guests scheduled today on MPR News programming.
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Colorado school board set to end prominent voucher program 5.12.2017 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board prepared Monday to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers....
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US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation 4.12.2017 AP Top News
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds - an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools....
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What happened when North Carolina cut taxes like the GOP plans to for the country 4.12.2017 Washington Post
The changes haven’t produced a fiscal calamity, but nor have they created win-for-all economic prosperity, and many North Carolina residents are still waiting for the benefits Republicans promised when they slashed rates in 2013.
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Keeping US Education Segregated Is a Highly Profitable Business for Some 3.12.2017 Truthout.com
The US has a long history of educating economically vulnerable children in completely different ways than children who are wealthy, says Noliwe Rooks, author of Cutting School. The racial and economic segregation of schools is actually a lucrative business for companies that create these separate and unequal educational experiments with taxpayer funds and very little oversight, she explains. Protesters demonstrate as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on "A Conversation On Empowering Parents" on September 28, 2017, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. DeVos was met by protesters both outside the venue and inside during her remarks. (Photo: Paul Marotta / Getty Images) Why are schools in the United States more segregated than they have been since the mid-20th century? In Cutting School, a book that Naomi Klein calls "astounding" and Bill Ayers calls "smart" and "wise," Noliwe Rooks delivers a timely indictment of the corporate takeover and dismantling of ...
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Governor candidates square off over education at San Diego forum 3.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

From charter schools to property taxes, six California gubernatorial candidates faced off on a range of topics Saturday before hundreds of school board members from throughout the state.

The half-dozen candidates, topping public polls on who will replace termed-out Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, closed...

After a high-drama vote, here’s what the Senate tax bill means for schools, parents, students 3.12.2017 Washington Post
Public education advocates warned that certain provisions could put pressure on state and local spending for public schools while giving parents incentives to send children to private schools.
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Koch Latino Front Group Instructs Arizona Moms About School Vouchers 1.12.2017 Truthout.com
(Photo: Pexels ; Edited: LW / TO)   Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! A full year in advance of a historic showdown on school vouchers in Arizona, the Kochs are already ladling on the cash. Through their Latino front group,  Libre Institute , they have launched a six-figure ad campaign targeting Arizona moms on one of the Kochs' favorite topics, school vouchers. The TV ads feature a variety of Latino and Anglo "moms" singing the praises of  school choice ; the mailings feature cookie cutter "happy families" still featuring the "Istock" watermark. The campaign is an early attempt to sway voters who will decide whether or not to expand vouchers statewide in November 2018 when Proposition 305 appears on the ballot. The ads encourage people to go to the website,  Arizonaschoolfacts.com  emblazoned with the motto "Stand with Arizona's Children." The website fails to mention that it is ...
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Labor leaders endorse Edwards in Pr. George’s county executive race 1.12.2017 Washington Post
Labor leaders endorse Edwards in Pr. George’s county executive race
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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince wants to reengineer his country. Is that even possible? 1.12.2017 Washington Post
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince wants to reengineer his country. Is that even possible?
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How Three Generations Experienced Segregated American Education 30.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In this excerpt from her book Cutting School, Noliwe Rooks describes her family history and three generations' experience of racial, economic and educational inequality in the United States. That history, together with her own experiences growing up in two different school systems, has led Rooks to understand "the tremendous influence of the segregated history of American education on our educational present."  Thousands of students, parents and educators rally in Brooklyn demanding an end to what they describe as separate and unequal education in New York City schools on October 7, 2015, in New York City. The massive rally follows the release of report "A Tale of Two School Systems" last August in which documentation showed that Black and Latino students are increasingly confined to some of the worst performing city schools. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Why are schools in the United States more segregated than they have been since the mid-20th century? In Cutting School, a book that Naomi Klein ...
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