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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Administration: Unions, Boards

October 28, 2010 | Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)

The welcome earthquake

...[A] week before the election we could be sitting on a tectonic fault with the potential to turn into an education earthquake—and that might actually be a blessing. It has to do with teachers, their unions, and U.S. politics—all of which would benefit from some profound movement...
August 11, 2010 | Education Next

If Obama Beat Clinton in Colorado, Nancy Beat Barack in Washington

In the Clinton-Obama tug-of-war, the Obama team gave education reformers something to cheer when they won the Senate contest in Colorado...
August 9, 2010 | Education Next

The Problem with “School Boards are the Problem”

For two weeks now I’ve been meaning to write about this provocative Washington Post column by Montgomery County (MD) school board member Laura Berthiaume...The truth is that her Op-Ed challenges some of my basic assumptions about school boards, in particular that they are one of the big problems in education...
August 4, 2010 | Education Next

After Bucking Unions, Obama Administration Breaks Ranks with Civil Rights Groups over Charter Schools

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (August 4) about why civil rights groups have been reluctant to embrace charter schools, even as a new Ed Next poll shows that support for charters is rising among minority parents...
August 2, 2010 | National Journal Expert Blog: Education

Do Competitive Grants Hurt Equal Opportunity? Failed Imagination--and Memory

The Obama administration's education-reform agenda was already in trouble with the teacher unions. Now it's in trouble with the old-line civil rights community, too...
July 6, 2010 | National Journal Expert Blog: Education

Save Teachers Or Education Reform Programs? Kudos to Obama on This One

Are the education reform programs appropriate places to cut? If not, what are better alternatives and why...?
March 30, 2010 | US News and World Report

How Tennessee and Delaware

The U.S. Department of Education this week named only two small states—Delaware and Tennessee—as first-round winners of the unprecedented competition known as Race to the Top for shares of $4 billion to support a highly detailed education reform agenda established by the Obama administration. . . .

March 22, 2010 | Westchester Magazine (NY)

Is Your Child's Teacher Any Good?

Study after study has shown that the single most important factor affecting your children’s educational success is…their teachers. . . .

March 21, 2010 | AOL News

No End in Sight for School Budget Cuts

Last year was not a good year for anyone's wallet. . . .

March 19, 2010 | Newsweek

Debate: Are Teachers’ Unions the Problem—or the Answer?

Long overshadowed by other domestic issues, education-policy reform has begun moving up on the Obama administration's agenda. . . .