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Task force proposes new school funding formula

with Eric Hanushekvia Associated Press
Monday, November 12, 2007

A state task force is proposing a new funding formula for New Mexico's public school districts...

In the News

Counter union influence on school boards

with Terry M. Moevia Detroit News
Friday, November 9, 2007

Imagine if you had the opportunity to choose your boss -- the person who would set your pay and benefits...

Analysis and Commentary

Educational Rewards

by Paul E. Petersonvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

For-profit management of public schools is still in its infancy, and many wonder whether it can have a positive effect on student learning...

In the News

Utah and New York

with Milton Friedman, Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

While New Yorkers scratch their heads over what to make of the new report cards for New York City public schools and while they thrill to the feud between the Department of Education and Diane Ravitch, a drama has been unfolding that holds out the possibility of delivering a real report card on schools — in, of all places, Utah...

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Scare Tactics in NYC

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

What a week this has been!

In the News

First, Do No Harm

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Although the pledge to “first, do no harm” is not officially a part of the Hippocratic oath, many physicians still live by it...

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Voters Don't Hold School Boards Accountable for Student Learning, Study Finds

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A new study published in the winter 2008 issue of Education Next finds that voters may be failing to hold school board members accountable for student performance on tests mandated by No Child Left Behind...

In the News

Study: S.C. school board members often re-elected despite district woes

with Education Nextvia State (SC)
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Incumbent school board members in South Carolina who govern low-performing districts have little trouble winning re-election, a study by two University of Chicago researchers found...

In the News

Teachers College Symposium Asks: Can School Finance Suits in State Courts Safeguard Brown V. Board of Ed? Should They?

with Eric Hanushekvia MarketWire
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, NAACP President Ted Shaw and Lani Guinier, expert on race and access to higher education, will be among those debating the uses of law and litigation in promoting equal educational opportunity at a symposium co-sponsored by Teachers College and Columbia Law School...

In the News

Letters: Not So Wylde About Kathryn

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Post
Monday, November 5, 2007

Kathryn Wylde, who is known to possess zero educational mastery, has the nerve to attack Diane Ravitch, who is universally recognized as America's top educational expert ("Hypocritical Critic," PostOpinion, Oct. 30)...

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