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Friday Fodder

EIA Mike finds that not everyone on the left likes Al Shanker (Tough Lefties). I bet famous people wished they had control over what schools get named after them (Colin Powell charter school to close). Eduwonk mocks the AFT for incoherence and more (Terry Moe Hamstrings The AFT). Whitney Tilson has questions (Media myths about the Jena 6).

Plus some news stories I missed from earlier in the week:

Team targets struggling students Palm Beach Post
3 Catholic Schools Ask Not to Be Changed to Charters Washington Post
Child Care Workers in New York City Vote to Unionize NYT
Newark Teenagers Embrace Lessons in Perseverance NYT (Freedman)
Experimental School Gets Rid of Classes, Teachers NPR
Federal project tries to make it easier for schoolchildren to walk AP
Jacket Lets Parents Keep Track of Kids AP

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