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Parents Mull Private, Charter Schools Amid Teachers Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

* Catholic, charter schools see uptick in inquiries * Parents say costs are prohibitive By Mary Wisniewski ...

Persuading Obama to Invest in Crib to College

John Thompson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education
John Thompson

The cost of Arne Duncan's $4 billion Race to the Top is only the tip of the iceberg if we seek to continue to invest billions in computer systems and standardized testing to fire teachers.

Refocus on Reform

Seth Andrew | Posted 06.13.2011 | Education
Seth Andrew

By supporting accountability, autonomy, and choice Walcott can distinguish himself as a Chancellor committed to both bold education reform and consensus building.

The Michelle Rhee/Jeb Bush/Rick Scott/Tea Party /Chris Christie/Joel Klein School of Reform

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

As the accountability hawks adopt a shared message, we can better ask whether they are the type of people who we trust with our children.