Bennett spoke with Education Week at the Foundation for Excellence in Education's annual conference, an event organized by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and shared his thoughts on the loss at the polls, and what the future holds.
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November 27, 2012
November 06, 2012
A controversial charter school amendment to allow statewide authorization was approved by Georgia voters on Election Day.
October 15, 2012
The number of states receiving A or B grades for their charter school laws increased in the past year, the Center for Education Reform reported.
October 11, 2012
Washington schools chief Randy Dorn said would consider a lawsuit to bring a charter school commission under his control if voters approve charters in the state Nov. 6.
October 11, 2012
The Washington Education Association is mobilizing for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and against charters in that state, but a small group of teachers believe the latter is a good idea for the state.
October 10, 2012
A Washington State poll shows a ballot measure to allow charter schools in the state has a plurality of support, and spending on the campaigns related to the initiative has approached $5 million.
September 13, 2012
Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett urges even states that have made major education policy changes in recent years to continue be aggressive and not stall.
August 20, 2012
The Pennsylvania secretary of education has appointed the chairman of a state-level partner of a national school choice advocacy group to lead the turnaround of a troubled district.
May 11, 2012
Charter school proposals in Alabama and Mississippi have gone down to defeat, with the foes ranging from Republican suburbanites in one state to a state teachers' union in another.
April 04, 2012
Republican governors in Iowa and Mississippi are sparring with their GOP-controlled legislatures on education issues related to funding and charter schools, respectively.