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What Randi Really Said and Meant

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Last week, the press reported something that most teachers found unbelievable: Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, said that teachers should be evaluated by their students' test scores.

Teachers Wanted: Our Ailing Education System Needs Quality Teachers with Staying Power

Karen Symms Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Symms Gallagher

A superb teacher can change a life for the better. A poor teacher, and worse, a series of poor teachers, can have a substantial negative impact on a child and that child's academic potential.

Ayers On Arne Duncan: 'He's Obama's Ideological Soul Mate'

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So how do a couple of ex-radical anti-war activists spend Memorial Day? Former "Weather Underground" activists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn held a...

Will Arne Duncan Be the Bold Education Reformer Obama Needs?

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

Duncan just might prove to be a Secretary who can bridge the gap between the efficiency hawks and the broader/bolder reform advocates.

Obama Education Pick Arne Duncan 'Poster Child For No Child Resistance'

This Week In Education | Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Many educators will be happy to know that, under Arne Duncan Chicago was the poster child for districts resisting and criticizing the law. Others may...

Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan's Track Record: Lofty Goals, Mixed Results

Catalyst Chicago | Sarah Karp and John Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In his seven years as CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Arne Duncan has taken on a host of urban education policy challenges to varying degrees of succes...

Arne Duncan Touted For Top Education Job By Current Secretary

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Schools CEO Arne Duncan is a "visionary" school leader who would make a "great choice" as the new U.S. Education Secretary, incumbent Secretar...

Obama Education Pick Sparks Conflict

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama has not signaled what he will do to fix the country's failing schools, but his choice of education sec...

Potential Obama Pick Arne Duncan Visits Washington

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — A potential education secretary, Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan, visited the Education Department Thursday morning on what he sa...

Duncan Should Stay. But He Has to Go.

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alexander Russo

Should Chicago schools superintendent Arne Duncan go to Washington if he's asked to head the U.S. Department of Education, or should he stay in town?