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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 09/2009

The Role of the Private Sector in Education

| Posted 09.04.2009 | Politics

We don't mind if textbook publishers update versions, but hackles go up when private operators propose school management. Most of this is just disguised job protection; the rest is historical bias.

The Best School Operators in the Country

| Posted 09.18.2009 | Denver

Undeniably good results, parent pressure, and federal grants will make charters hard to ignore. I think we'll see more cooperative relationships as cities, like Denver, adopt a portfolio approach.

Picking the Right College Is About to Get Easier

| Posted 09.27.2009 | Healthy Living

The Internet has made online searching for potential colleges much easier but in some respects complicates the process with a world of choices. Two organizations are trying to solve this problem.

Unexpected Review of Mary Oliver's Evidence

| Posted 09.29.2009 | Entertainment

Having read most of her previous work, I think Evidence is my favorite. As with previous collections, there are lots of birds and grass, but this collection is different. On one hand, her age is showing.