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July 12, 2013

Vallas, Bridgeport, & Licensure: One More Thing

Several folks have written regarding yesterday's post on the Vallas situation in Bridgeport to argue that the judge got the ruling wrong. They assert that the law was indeed modified and that Vallas complied with the new requirements. It's a Friday afternoon in the summer, so let's keep this short ...

July 11, 2013

The Bridgeport Mess: Vallas Camp Is Right on Merits, Not on Law

Yesterday, a Superior Court judge ruled that Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas must resign his post immediately. It was the latest development in a saga that's stretched over the past few weeks, and that will continue as Vallas appeals that decision. The problem? Vallas lacks the adm...

June 29, 2012

Edu-Implications of Yesterday's Supreme Court 7-2 Medicaid Ruling

Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the bulk of President Obama's health care reform. Amidst the drama, it was easy to overlook SCOTUS's 7-2 ruling to strike down the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. Yet, that ruling had some important implications for education. The Court limited Uncle Sam...

March 23, 2011

How's This for a New ED Motto? "Qualified Subs Are Good Enough"

The Washington Post's Jerry Markon reports today on the Obama administration's decision to file a civil rights lawsuit against a small Chicago-area district for refusing to grant a three-week leave of absence to its only math lab instructor during its end-of-semester marking period. The teacher, 29...


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