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Notes from the news, Jan. 4

By the Notebook on Jan 4, 2013 09:38 AM

Hite to present Philly schools blueprint Inquirer

Charter schools now big business nationwide Post-Gazette

Scranton teachers union finds fault in PSSA investigation Times-Tribune

Phila. School Dist. sued by student harassed for wearing Romney-Ryan shirt Penn Record

Pa. gives funds to districts for ‘Safe Schools’ Tribune

Deferring Six Figures on Wall Street for Teacher’s Salary Dealbook/NY Times

Philadelphia Tries Out Condom Vending Machines To Combat ‘Epidemic’ STD Rates Think Progress

Federal effort aims to transform learning technologies Notebook

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition

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Comments (2)

Submitted by Education Grad Student (not verified) on January 4, 2013 7:17 pm
"Charter schools now big business nationwide" is a fantastic article. It's a must-read.
Submitted by anonymous (not verified) on January 4, 2013 10:32 pm
Everyone interested in looking at the fiasco unfolding should read this article. The corporate takeover of our schools is marching on, apparently succeeding in its corporate aims if not in educating our children better. Where will it end? One hopeful note in reversing the trend is that the corporate "reformers" will turn on each other. I am no fan of the Gates Foundation types. I cringe as school districts across the nation prostrate themselves before these philanthropists for crumbs as public education funds dry up year after year. Today I was heartened when Melinda Gates stepped down from the Washington Post (60% funded by Kaplan education management)board because her foundation criticized for profit colleges for their poor minority education outcomes. Kaplan is aggressively expanding its for profit college market. I generally believe that the truth will unfold. In the case of education reform, I fear for the democratic practices that are being flagrantly trampled on in the name of "reform". Check this link for the Melinda Gates story.

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