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Linda Ethridge: Grading Our State Legislators on Public Education

Linda Ethridge, Board of Contributors: Grading our state legislators on public education LINDA ETHRIDGE Board of Contributors | Updated 1 week ago In the fall of 1947 I entered first grade at Oakwood Elementary School in Knoxville, Tenn. I was lucky. I got to be in Mrs. Lane’s class. She was a wonderful teacher. She was loving, kind, […]

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Education Experts Rarely Allowed at the Policymaking Table

A hundred years ago I was the Associate State Superintendent for Standards and Curriculum in the great state of Delaware.  I got there just as the movement began to develop state-level curriculum standards for schools, so I oversaw that process. The Chief State School Officers is a national organization made up of the executive leadership […]

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Key State Arguments in School Finance Undermined by State witness

by Terrence Stutz, Dallas Morning News, Dec. 7, 2012 http://educationblog.dallasnews.com/2012/12/key-state-arguments-in-school-finance-case-undermined-by-state-witness.html/

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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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Texas Kids Can’t Wait by Bonnie A. Lesley

Texas Kids Can’t Wait  by Bonnie A. Lesley When we were working on the Money Does Matter publication for the Equity Center two years ago, we called for political action at the local level to influence legislators’ votes in the 2011 session. Some groups were formed, but, for the most part, they operated quietly in […]

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