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'Green News Report' - June 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Summer of...

Lawmakers Object To Funding Islamic School, But Offer Vouchers To Christian Schools

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

Sectarian feuds reignited in Louisiana last week when lawmakers debated whether to provide federal funding for Muslim and Christian schools under a ne...

Teachers' Union Challenges Constitutionality Of Gov's Education Changes

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.08.2012 | Education

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s bold education package that calls for using public school dollars to fund private and parochial school vouchers will b...

Mitt Romney and the Marketplace of Ideas

Heath Brown | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The future vitality of the U.S. democratic system of government and quality of our public policies should be based on broadening the array of ideas presidential candidates from both parties and the public can evaluate, debate, and ultimately base their political decisions.

Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with ...

Activists Targeting U.S. Schools, Backed By Big Bucks

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon May 15 (Reuters) - During her tumultuous three years at the head of the Washington D.C. public schools, Michelle Rh...

Vouchers, Testing-Driven Education Reform on a Collision Course?

Fred Bauer | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Fred Bauer

For the past decade or so, numerous "conservatives" have chosen big bureaucracy over smaller, local government when crafting education policy. As the price of this choice becomes clearer, perhaps some on the right will change their minds.

Why Not Embrace School Vouchers?

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

No education reform measure evokes as much rabid and intense opposition as does private school choice. Is public school system preservation really more important than properly educating as many children possible?

Heated Political Fight Ensues Over School Vouchers

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to ...

Will Peter Beinart Debate Me On Israel And School Choice?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I have two rules about people's positive actions. The first is that they are always more important than their intentions, whatever they may be. The second is the rule articulated by Maimonides nearly 800 years ago: embrace truth regardless of its source.

Utah Lawmaker Proposes Giving Public Education Money Directly To Students, Not Schools

Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

Funding for public education could go directly to the pockets of students, instead of to schools, under a proposal in the Utah legislature. The Uta...

A Civil Right to a Good Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.31.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We should make equal educational opportunity a federal civil right for all students. This should include the right to a challenging curriculum, well-trained and effective teachers, and the funding to provide these essentials.

For Democrats, Embrace of Options Must Extend Beyond Celebratory Week

Malcom Glenn | Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver
Malcom Glenn

There's frequent talk of how the school choice debate no longer falls along traditional ideological lines -- of how courageous Democrats are embracing charters, vouchers, and other reforms. Last week was proof positive of the turning tide.

Bishop Slams Public Schools: Hitler And Mussolini 'Would Love Our System'

Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

Religious leaders in Philadelphia are frustrated with the battle over school choice, to the extent that Harrisburg Bishop Joseph McFadden says fascist...

Does The Largest School Choice Program Illegally Use Public Money To Support Religion?

AP | By CHARLES WILSON | Posted 03.15.2012 | Education

INDIANAPOLIS -- A judge upheld Indiana's school voucher law on Friday, rejecting opponents' arguments that the largest such program in the nation unco...

WATCH: State Crafts Dropout Remedy Through School Choice

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

In May, When Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law the creation of a voucher program that would allow families to use taxpayer money to send thei...

Indiana Voucher Program Leads To Reverse Transfers

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

Indiana's new school voucher law has led some Hoosier parents to take their students out of private schools and place them in public schools for a yea...

Joy Resmovits

Who's Accountable For Disabled Students In Voucher Schools? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.03.2012 | Education

The Department of Justice has begun an investigation into Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction, probing whether Milwaukee's state-administered...

Pennsylvania and Vouchers: What the Supporters are Really Saying.

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 12.28.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

"How can vouchers improve public schools if the people mobilizing the movement intend to eradicate public education?" Rachel Tabachnick On October 26...

Be Careful What You Wish For

John Merrow | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education
John Merrow

If you saw our PBS NewsHour piece this week about schools in rural America, you know that the challenges facing schools are growing.

Pennsylvania Reform Plan Receives Mixed Response

Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled a four-part education reform proposal Tuesday morning that has since received mixed reactions. At a news con...

Who Can Wait?

Jeanne Allen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Education
Jeanne Allen

Too many state leaders are still failing to do what they can to put laws to work in the best interest of kids. They boast of "sound processes," "collaboration," and various interpretations of law. They avoid the "fierce urgency of now" when making decisions.

School Choice Advocates Hope To Build On Gains

| Bill Lueders | Posted 11.25.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is the third of a three-part series by Bill Lueders exam...

How The Walmart Family Heirs And Others Are Changing The Face Of Education

| Bill Lueders | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is the first of a three-part series by Bill Lueders exam...

Indiana Vouchers Prompt Thousands To Go Private As Public Schools Plead For Students To Stay

AP | By TOM COYNE | Posted 10.28.2011 | Education

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Weeks after Indiana began the nation's broadest school voucher program, thousands of students have transferred from public to priv...