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Job for life? Not if they aren't deserving
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6/6
Feb 4, 2:04 PM:

Sharp review of the problems with unions. It cost N.J. $220,000 to fire an abusive teacher! Why should teachers get special treatment when all other jobs are evaluated on performance? Great attention to a critical issue.

Analysis: How Can We Reform Science Education?
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2/6
Feb 4, 1:00 PM:

Science instruction in the US fails students. Obama recognizes the importance of technology to solve today's problems. That's all well and good, but how exactly will instruction be improved? Give us some data and ideas. >

Parent-teacher night tips for middle, high school
6/6
Feb 4, 12:44 PM:

Useful recommendations help parents get the most out of teacher conferencing.  Offers balanced ancedotes from both teachers and parents.

Capital Outlook » What Causes The Drop Out Rate for African American Students?
3/6
Feb 4, 12:11 PM:

Blacks'  high drop-out rate: Lists all of what's wrong but it would be more helpful to see some possible solutions offered or examined.

Education Without the Classroom
2/6
Feb 4, 9:59 AM:

 



"As long as a student can prove a transcript, they have every right to succeed in higher education." Maybe, but there's a lot more to higher education than a transcript. What if a student decides against higher ed? For that >
Firing tenured teachers can be a costly and tortuous task
6/6
Feb 3, 4:25 PM:

Hats off to L.A.  Times & its investigative reporting on  trials & tribulations of trying to fire tenured teachers.  Ironically, a teacher who cannot teach is hardest to fire.  Bonus points for including school district lawyer's >

Voucher idea is half-baked (2/3/11)
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1/6
Feb 3, 11:18 AM:

A series of questions and assumptions do not make for an effective letter! No one says parents are not important. Of course they are! But so are teachers and good schools. And vouchers help students choose the better ones.

Studies: Vouchers make public schools better
5/6
Feb 3, 10:57 AM:

The writer is correct: The union is wrong. Numerous authoritative studies have found postive benefits of voucher programs.

 

National endowment for vouchers
5/6
Feb 3, 10:52 AM:

A thoughtful idea: Gates, Buffet and Zuckerberg put more money toward school vouchers and let parents make a choices. But are there enough choices? Good fuel for the idea machine.

Setting record straight on charter schools
6/6
Feb 3, 10:08 AM:

What's right about charter schools? Here is a well-written Indiana primer that could help anyone understand. Clear, concise, and not filled with unnecessary information. A home run!

Picture test
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3/6
Feb 2, 4:30 PM:

Lorem Ipsum

Amid Budget Woes, Govs. See Chance to Remake Education
4/6
Feb 2, 3:22 PM:

The silver lining of the education budget-cut cloud is innovative ways to improve learning.  Must haves:  higher expectations, accountability, quality teachers.  But, what's the word on choice schools. ie charters, as the >

Teachers work, stand together
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1/6
Feb 2, 1:03 PM:

A teacher's voice in the mix! Too bad it is so empassioned that no data or evidence is provided. How exactly is the teacher union "standing behind" her and how is merit-pay going to take away her soul?

Kitzhaber's cutback plan has schools doing the math
2/6
Feb 2, 11:39 AM:

Yet another case of U.S. schools’ stultifying problems. Period. Really? Some information about how charters often save money while improving the education of the students involved would make sense. Not even a mention.

Study: Teacher bonuses fail to boost test scores
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4/6
Feb 2, 11:20 AM:

Study shows teacher bonuses do not raise student scores.  Article avoids concluding that merit pay is useless. It reinforces the point that money is not a panacea: teacher training and admin support are crucial, as well. >

Authorities hope teachers can ID handwriting
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2/6
Feb 2, 10:50 AM:

A detective story about a note and bullets left at a Fla. school. Article gives the facts but not the bigger picture: Why do threats in schools? Can they be a sign of a failing system? Can school choice provide a solution?

Push, shove, make fun of: Whats wrong with this picture? - As I see it
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3/6
Feb 2, 10:34 AM:

Kids failing class because of bullying. Teachers not doing anything about it! This short article drives the point home. But if teachers refuse to intervene, shouldn’t kids have the choice to move to a safer sch.?

guide private education
5/6
Jan 31, 2:43 PM:

A good, practical step-by-step guide to finding a private school. The article suggests to parents the questions to ask in finding a school that will meet their wants and needs.

School Accountability For Students and Parents
5/6
Jan 31, 2:41 PM:

Explains what charter schools bring to education, accountability, competition and performing students. It didn't present a thorough examination of charter performance, which would give credibility to the school choice view. >

Charter Success Despite State Laws
3/6
Jan 31, 2:16 PM:

Conveys the difficulties for charter schools in NH and many other states.  While the advantage of some schools were explained, the success record of charters were not discussed, limiting the discussion surround laws.

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