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Town in Michigan Whacks Homeowners for Appealing Wal-Mart Decision

Al Norman | Posted 12.02.2013 | Detroit
Al Norman

A tiny community on the western edge of Michigan has placed a high price tag on the First Amendment in order to protect the Walton family.

What Did the Billionaires Know about Cheating in D.C. Schools, and When Did They Know It?

John Thompson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Corporate "reformers" have continued to support Rhee's test-driven "reforms" and her attacks on the teaching profession. What will they do now that there is proof that Rhee and her successors turned a blind eye to cheating?

Should State Education Chiefs Be Elected?

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Dear Ed Schultz

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

We could really use your help, Ed. The battle between Chester Upland School District and Gov. Corbett is just a glimpse into the strategic dismantling taking place across the entirety of the American public school system.

The Obituaries for Data-Driven 'Reform' Are Being Written

John Thompson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Once we reject the silver bullets proposed by "the billionaires boys club," we can commit to a humane vision of school improvement that respects the dignity of teachers and students.