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Publics Versus Charters and the Student Underclass

The ideological brawl between charter and public school advocates obscures the truth that there is a substantial group of big city low income kids of color whose needs are not met by either camp. Continue reading

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Schools and Poverty: The Good News from King County, Washington

Summary: In a flash of progressiveness, the voters of King County (Seattle) have levied themselves a substantial sum to lift children born to poverty, and may yet more fully put their money to their famously progressive mouth. Perhaps it has … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Be Blamed: A Meditation on the State of Teacher Unionism, Corporate America, and Poverty

Summary: Unions are targeted by corporate based reformers as the bad guy, and do need to take better charge of the debate, but the real culprit at base is the political failure to impact poverty. Maureen (we shall call her) … Continue reading

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