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Voucher action heats up in the states BoardBuzz (NSBA): Lots of activity in state legislatures this week on private school vouchers, including South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Georgia...11 Cents on the Dollar? AFT Blog: Teachers had a tough year in 2005 and that the 2006 data we’ve seen is not much better. And that comes on top of a decade of pretty bad news...There must be a macro D-Ed Reckoning: I don't think a week goes by that I don't read some version of this story in today's Daily Mail...ABCs for Latino Children; Roadmap for Journalists Early Stories: Maria Glod of the Washington Post did a nice job over the weekend of reporting on the efforts of pre-school programs to get Latino parents on board....The Unions Come Clean The Quick & The Ed: Over at EdWise, Leo Casey finally reveals the answer to the Master's degree mystery...Diane Ravitch: Feds should only do what it can Sherman Dorn: "In the future, the federal government should do only what the federal government can competently do."...Where We Stand Doublechecked: Before Fordham was for NCLB, we were against it. After we were for NCLB, we were against it. In between, we were for it....Online Tutoring: Outsourcing activities that are already "outsourced" EdBizBuzz: The challenge of providing value ("results at a price") in this market will drive every tutoring firm to a mix of "on-site/online" and "human/artificial intelligence" services...High-Income Blahs Jay Mathews: "We know you are going to college. We can't stop you from going to college. But we can and will keep you from taking courses and tests that will prepare you for college."