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Notes from the News, Nov. 26

by thenotebook on Nov 26 2012 Posted in Notes from the news

Philly's 'broke' school district boosts salaries of 25 nonunion workers Daily News

Finding his way, on his own Inquirer

Feds: Pennsylvania cannot treat charter schools like school districts for yearly progress scores The Morning Call

What libraries give to students speaks volumes Daily News

They Don’t Hate Our Kids Practical Theory

What do elite private schools owe the public? The Answer Sheet/Washignton Post

Suit says Philly schools chief Hite discriminated in Maryland Inquirer

When ‘Grading’ Is Degrading New York Times

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition

 


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Comments (2)

Submitted by Annonym. (not verified) on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 20:42.

"What do elite private school owe the public?" is a good read. The entire article poses important questions. Hopefully Obama and his friends who attended and send their children to elite private schools will read it.

Submitted by Annonym. (not verified) on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 20:46.

In the article on wage increases for non-union employees, Knudsen states:

""I think reasonable people understand that you have to have qualified people to run an activity of this size; qualified people are not readily available in the market place for many of these activities," Knudsen said."

So, Knudsen, you don't have to have "quality people" in the schools teaching students? Teachers salaries can be slashed and benefits decimated because we don't have to be "quality people" like the paper pushers at 440?

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