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Whitney Tilson

From Junk Bonds to Junk Schools: Cyber Schools Fleece Taxpayers for Phantom Students and Failing Grades

Mary Bottari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mary Bottari

For K12 Inc. CEO Ron Packard, it's all about "educational liberty." "Kids have been shackled to their brick-and-mortar school down the block for too long," he puffs. Packard himself is "shackled" to the big bucks.

Millionaires Can Rest Easy, Buffett Rule Still Has Loopholes To Exploit

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

President Obama's so-called Buffett Rule is supposed to make certain that top-earning Americans don't pay taxes at lower rates than their assistants. ...

Educating for Democracy: Diane Ravitch and Mr. Tilson's 'Status Quo'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

There are few critics of education that are more clearly defenders of the status quo than private educational reformers like Whitney Tilson.

Three Strategies for Broke States

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

America's history of local control makes it difficult for state leaders to orchestrate cost savings other than across the board cuts. However, states have quietly taken control of standards, assessments, data, and increasingly school finance.