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Finnish Lessons

I read and reread Sahlberg’s book called “Finnish Lessons” in preparation for writing my 2012 policy paper for the Equity Center.  It is just excellent!  I recommend that everyone read it.  He details what it is that that country has done that has led to it leading the world in international assessments.  In many, many […]

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ALEC and the Privatization of Education

This blog not only includes some really good background information about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), but it also includes a list of corporations and organizations who pay big money to support them–and who support the concept of privatization of public schools.  You may be surprised as to who is on the list!  See […]

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Equity Center, Winter 2012 In-Depth Newsletter

Go to this link for the Equity Center’s excellent articles in their Winter 2012 In-Depth Newsletter on school funding issues:  http://www.equitycenter.org/resources/in-depth-newsletters

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School Choice, Private School Vouchers, Parental Choice–On the Way? by Jim Dunnam, Oct. 18, 2012

Scroll down the page to find this blog:  http://www.jimdunnam.com/

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Campaign for Our Public Schools (Diane Ravitch)

Go to this link to Diane Ravitch’s blog posting:  http://dianeravitch.net/2012/10/14/join-the-campaign-for-our-public-schools-2/

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Communities for Public Education Reform

I received yesterday an email from the Annenberg Institute about Communities for Public Education Reform, who are committed to many of the same goals that those of us in Texas Kids Can’t Wait are committed to.  Go to this link to read the story and watch the video.  Some great ideas!  http://annenberginstitute.org/commentary/2012/10/time-now-building-movement-educational-justice

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