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January 1, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Despite educational reforms implemented over the past eight years, students graduating from public schools are still largely unprepared for the workforce, according to the latest annual employer survey published in November 2005 by the National
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Education
December 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Good news about student athletes in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) was publicized in Mayor Richard M. Daley's "Principal for a Day" news conference October 27.
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Education
November 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Since its inception in 2000, the Media and Technology Charter High (MATCH) School in Boston has drawn its predominantly black and Hispanic students largely from the city's poorest demographic, and most of its students enter ninth grade achieving well
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Education
October 3, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: The Daily Herald hit a triple with its September 14 editorial about the continuing slippage of U.S. students in international performance rankings: First, the present system is not delivering quality education to all students.
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July 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Review of Doomed to Fail: The Built-in Defects of American Education by Paul A. Zoch Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2004, 237 pages, ISBN 1-56663-567-5, $26.95 Paul A.
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Education
July 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Review of Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie to Parents and Betray Our Children by Joel Turtel New York: Liberty Books, 2005, 387 pages, ISBN 0-9645693-2-9, $17.95 "[T]ake their future into your hands, now.
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Education
July 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Some education policy analysts say tuition tax credit programs such as Arizona's, which a federal district court judge on March 24 upheld as constitutional, are preferable to vouchers because they do not involve "public money" and are therefore less
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Education
June 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Despite the efforts of teacher unions and their allies to portray voucher supporters as extremists whose ideas are out of touch with mainstream America, the results of recent public opinion polls taken in three different states show solid support for
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Education
May 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Ruling in what school choice advocates have called "the most frivolous" challenge ever filed against a school choice program, a federal district court judge on March 24 upheld Arizona's scholarship tax credit program as constitutional, dismissing a
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Education
May 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
When K-12 public school teachers attain certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), they are rewarded with annual bonuses of up to $7,500.
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Education
April 21, 2005
By George A. Clowes
(April 21, 2005 -- Chicago, IL) Yesterday, the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teacher union, filed a lawsuit against the federal government claiming it had not provided sufficient funding to support the reforms required by No Child
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April 21, 2005
By George A. Clowes
On April 20, the National Education Association, the nation's largest teacher union, filed a lawsuit against the federal government claiming it had not provided sufficient funding to support the reforms required by No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the school
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April 19, 2005
By George A. Clowes
As an April 14 Tribune editorial pointed out ("Top teachers for tough jobs"), when K-12 public school teachers attain certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, they are rewarded with annual bonuses.
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April 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
"Politicians who promote public schools don't always send their kids to them," said ABC News journalist John Stossel in a segment of the 20/20 program broadcast on January 28, called "Public Schools for Poor Kids, Not Politicians' Kids.
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Education
April 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Culminating a 12-year court battle over the funding of New York City's public schools, New York State Supreme Court Justice Leland DeGrasse issued a final decision on February 15 ordering the state legislature and governor to spend an additional $5.
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Education
April 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Crowds of concerned parents, students, and educators rallied in Tallahassee, Florida and Madison, Wisconsin in January and February to show support for defending and expanding school voucher programs that school choice opponents are trying to kill or
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Education
April 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
"Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.
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Education
April 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
A total of 531 students transferred to better-performing public schools and more than 200 were able to receive tutoring services during 2003-04 as a result of help provided by Project CREO, according to a February 2005 update from Hispanic CREO, the
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Education
March 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
The parent organization of the Lewis Lemon public school in Rockford, Illinois is asking the local school board not to drop a three-year-old reading program that has raised the school’s test scores well above the district average.
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Education
March 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
On December 16, 2004, the education reform group Education Excellence Utah filed a complaint with Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff (R) against the Ballot Fund of the National Education Association (NEA).
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Education
 

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