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Support For Charter Schools Stays Steady, But Drops For Vouchers, Poll Finds

mentioning Education Nextvia Education Week
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Although public support for charter schools has remained relatively steady over the past 10 years, support for school vouchers has fallen, according to a new poll released today.

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Shifting Attitudes On Vouchers, Teacher Pay

featuring Hoover Institution, Education Nextvia Politico
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Common Core standards and vouchers are declining in popularity. After the economic downturn, the public is more supportive of pay raises for teachers.

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Melania Trump Threatens To Sue News Outlets

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia CNN
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Melania Trump has threatened to sue The Daily Mail, Politico and at least eight other news outlets for defamation, her lawyer says.

Featured

Why Does The NAACP Oppose Charter Schools?

by Paul E. Petersonvia US News and World Report
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The NAACP, at its national convention in Cincinnati, voted this July to support "a moratorium on the proliferation of privately managed charter schools." In Massachusetts, a local NAACP leader is campaigning against the charter-expansion referendum bill on the state ballot in November. 

The Nine Lives Of Donald J. Trump

by Victor Davis Hanson
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mysteriously, each time he hits rock bottom, Trump — even before his recent “pivot” — begins a two-week chrysalis cycle of inching back in the polls to within 2 or 3 points of Clinton. Apparently Trump represents something well beyond Trump per se.

Analysis and Commentary

A Clash Of Police Policies

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee's Chief of Police Edward Flynn. They have very different opinions about how law enforcement should be carried out.

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Elizabeth Cobbs - The Hamilton Affair

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia Politics and Prose
Monday, August 22, 2016

In her second novel, Cobbs, a writer, filmmaker, and now a research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, traces the relationship of Elizabeth Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton, telling the life of the founder through the lens of a love story.

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Pensions: Low Yields, High Stress

quoting Joshua D. Rauhvia Financial Times
Monday, August 22, 2016

In the first article of a series, the Financial Times examines a creeping social and political crisis.

In the News

In A Major Win For Teachers Unions, State Supreme Court Lets Teacher Tenure Ruling Stand

quoting Eric Hanushek, Michael J. Petrillivia Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday was the end of the line for a landmark California case challenging tenure and other traditional job protections for teachers — and the teachers won.

Analysis and Commentary

Congress Must Do More To Combat Unaccountable Bureaucrats’ Funding Of Junk Science

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia National Review
Monday, August 22, 2016

Dubious, agenda-driven studies on hot-button issues are draining funds from vital public-health research.

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