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Archive for October 13th, 2012

Race-Based Admissions: Critical Mass Standard Is a Massive Mess in Texas »

When is a quota not a quota? That seems to be the burning question in the latest Supreme Court case on race-based college admissions. It’s also a problem of the Court’s own making. Twenty-two year old Abigail Fisher claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin because she is white....
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The Facts Behind the New Fiction about Won’t Back Down »

Won’t Back Down, a film about the struggles of a single mom and a dedicated teacher to take over their failing Pittsburgh school using a parent trigger law, was released last month (see here and here for more)—on the same day the New York City teachers union, the United Federation of Teachers, announced that...
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Lawsuits over “Fee” Public Schools »

A group of grandparents is suing the state and all Idaho public school districts over a growing number of fees for their grandchildren to attend “free common schools.” Leading the charge is Russ Joki, a former Idaho superintendent from 1980 to 1985. He had to pay $90 to enroll his two granddaughters in kindergarten...
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The “Great for Students” Chicago Teachers Strike »

Only in the bizarro world of education politics would a teachers union strike that shut down schools for a week, affecting 350,000 students, be hailed as “great for students” and an exemplar of “union and management coming together to create great public schools, to make sure every single school is a school of choice.”...
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