Charter-choice fans are ecstatic. Nevada's GOP legislature has decided to go all in on a state-wide voucher program.It will not be awesome. Here are five reasons that Nevada's imagined future of choice-driven most excellent unicorn farming is just a mirage.
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June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015
Some suburban districts hire detectives and even take families to court, to keep out students, often low income and students of color, from nearby urban districts. I think this is awful. I found many status quo defenders (and I don't see you as one of them) who believe this is perfectly ok.
June 01, 2015
If signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is a school choice proponent, parents will be able to use the per-pupil funding earmarked for their child toward nonpublic school expenses.
May 21, 2015
Today Deborah Meier and Joe Nathan describe what their priorities for a progressive education agenda.
May 14, 2015
isn't one of the central principles in a democracy, the power of citizens to make choices and decisions, within some limits? Also, don't we know that there's no single design/curriculum/organization for a school in which all students succeed? I think the answer is "yes." So public school choice, including chartering, with schools open to all - no admissions tests - should be part of what we work for.
April 17, 2015
The parents of 500 Mississippi special needs students will receive $6,500 to pay for their children's education, including therapy, tutors and even private school tuition.
April 14, 2015
Jim Bartholomew and Louise Sundin often do not agree on education issues. Bartholomew lobbies for the Minnesota Business Partnership, the state's largest corporations. Sundin is former president of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, and former American Federation of Teachers vice-president. Last week they agreed. They both supported a bill with bi-partisan support that Minnesota legislators are considering. The bill would provide startup funds, helping district public school teachers create "teacher led schools."
April 01, 2015
Education Week reporters discuss California's controversial so-called parent-trigger law and examine whether the law has made good on its promise to improve struggling schools.
March 24, 2015
Jack Schneider and Travis Pillow discuss whether charter schools help or hurt the most disadvantaged students.
March 20, 2015
Have you been blown away recently by the level of student performance in your class? If not, read on for some tips to ensure excellent opportunities for student learning.