Opinion

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The voucher swindle hits New Jersey

Do former officials of the Bush administration and other right-wing Republican-connected people who lead these groups have any interest in educating working class and minority students?

Cheating, testing, and what's wrong with schools

Since the start of No Child Left Behind the perceived solution to our education situation has been clear: competition.

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Teachers need strong unions

Teachers need the firm right to collective bargaining no less than Wisconsin's other public employees, no less than the public employees of every other state.

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Brown or Whitman? No contest

And it's a choice that should have national impact, given California's prominence as a pace-setting state.

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Arne Duncan's $800 million fight

$800 million is a lot of money but in comparison to the total federal budget of $3.6 trillion is represents less than .00022 percent. So why is Education secretary Arne Duncan fighting so hard to keep $800 million?

Union baiting equals hating

A couple of months ago, I heard Joel Klein, head of New York's Department of Education, blame the teachers' union contract for the fact that there are a lot of Jewish holidays on the school calendar

The otherworldly attack on public education

The crisis in U.S. public education is beginning to read like something out of the theater of the absurd.

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Florida Senate bill is attack on teachers

According to a proposed bill in the Florida state Senate, teachers will no longer have tenure in the upcoming school year, and it would introduce so-called merit pay.

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Parents beware

While campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama made it clear that education would be among his top three priorities. Unfortunately, he's starting off on the wrong path.

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