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Moody's Report on Charter Schools Misses the Real Problem

Mashea Ashton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mashea Ashton

Public charter schools have long been the scapegoat for traditional public schools' woes. Moody's report follows the usual line of reasoning: charter schools have seen increasing enrollment, which means students are leaving traditional public schools. Because the students are leaving, those schools are losing funding, and they are struggling to stay open.

Silicon Valley Nonprofit Launches Full-Scale Assault On Teacher Protection Laws

| John Fensterwald | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, A nonprofit founded by a Sil...

Joy Resmovits

States Take Different Approaches To Education Reform | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

Nevada could soon join Tennessee in becoming the latest in a long line of states to pass laws that drastically alter the teaching profession. In N...

Losing Your Job As A Teacher In Cuomo's New York

Pete Mason | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
Pete Mason

The profession of teaching has now become a national joke, whereby teachers make paltry sums of money but are expected to undertake a task that will be scrutinized every single day.

Can We Save The Marriage Between The American Public And Teachers?

John Merrow | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Shouldn't we be paying attention to the troubled marriage between the American public and teachers? Just because the two still care for each other, and their 50 million children, that's not enough.

Joy Resmovits

Law That Overhauls Teaching Profession in Illinois Reaches Governor's Desk | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

A bill that would drastically overhaul how Illinois teachers are hired and fired cleared the state's house late Thursday. The bill, which now need...

Joy Resmovits

How Should Teachers Be Fired? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- State lawmakers from Illinois to Tennessee are considering laws that could change what it means to be a teacher, as labor policy has becom...

Simone Landon

Detroit's Mass Teacher Layoffs May Prove Bellwether For Education Reform Nationwide | Simone Landon | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education

When districtwide layoff notices hit every one of Detroit Public Schools’ 5,466 unionized employees late last week, an American Federation of Teache...

Layoffs Should Be Based On Performance: Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg's campaign to end the controversial "last in, first out" teacher layoff policy could be buoyed by a new poll. A recent Quinnipiac p...

Cuomo, Bloomberg Agree To Work Together On 'Last in, First Out' Teacher Rule

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Three days after blindsiding Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Cuomo now says he wants to work with the mayor to end the "last in, first out" teacher layoff rule....

WATCH: Assembly Blocks Bill To End 'Last In, First Out'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg's dreams of ending the "last in, first out" rule for laying off teachers appear to be crushed. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said h...

Ending 'Last In, First Out' Rule Is 'Wisconsin Model Of Politics': Union

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A chief labor leader blasted efforts to end the "last in, first out" rule for teacher layoffs as Wisconsin-style union busting. Under the existing ru...