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Peter Greene

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Peter Greene has been a classroom secondary English teacher for over thirty-five years. He lives and works in a small town in Northwest Pennsylvania, blogs at Curmudgucation, and is Midwest Regional Progressive Education Fellow

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Gage Skidmore

The Department of Education’s new proposed priorities for deciding who to gets grant money says a lot about how DeVos will wield her power. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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davidmulder61

This time around, teachers unions have announced their intention to cast a wider net for member opinions. I’m happy to step up. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Brad Wilson

Charters promised all sorts of miraculous educational achievements at low, low prices. But those achievements haven’t appeared. More people are understanding that what we’re really talking about is the privatization of our public school system. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Backbone Campaign

I’m not looking for gotcha moments or public chastising of the Secretary, I’m after something larger. Read more

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DeVos’s antagonism toward unions shows not only her disrespect for teachers but also how her animosity toward organized teachers warps her understanding of issues. Read more

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There is no middle between facts and the story that the earth is flat. Read more

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Takvr

Union supporters say Janus is a big blow, but for many educators like me, it will be nothing new. The question is, what are the practical effects? Read more

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Governor Tom Wolf

In a recently de-gerrymandered state, Democrats standing up for public education hit on a winning strategy. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Atomazul

As a past union president, I know there’s nothing teachers would rather do less than strike. Getting a majority of them to do so is really, really hard. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Gage Skidmore

The Education Secretary let it all hang out at the tenth annual National Summit on Education Reform. Her remarks to the exceptionally friendly crowd are worth a close look. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Gage Skidmore

The Department of Education’s new proposed priorities for deciding who to gets grant money says a lot about how DeVos will wield her power. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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U.S. Department of Education

We talk about education generally, but your children go to school very specifically. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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woodleywonderworks

The Next Big Thing in education offers great promise, but there are many, many devils hiding in the details. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Cyber schools drain rural districts of much needed funds, do a lousy job of educating, and use taxpayer dollars to advertise. Read more

Public School Shakedown

If we believe that a successful school curates students to be good test takers who will do lots of AP tests, then maybe these ratings mean something. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Nic McPhee

We could be years away from knowing what the new education law will bring. That’s because education policy is like the worst game of telephone ever. Here’s how. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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schoolchoiceweek

DeVos's cynical assertion that spending money on public schools doesn't help students comes out of punitive policies advocated by Democrats. Thanks, Obama. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Looking at all the targets that Duncan and the current Education Secretary King set up, shot at, and missed can help us understand what we face in the coming years. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Schools have spent eight years trying to budget cut their way to health. Read more

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