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IL school funding resolution not all peaceful

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A compromise was reached in the IL school funding fiasco, but one provision, a voucher program, troubles some educators and politicians.

Poll: support for charters drops 12%

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Support for charter schools and some other "school choice" initiatives has declined a bit, notably among black and Hispanic populations.

Movie preview: Passion to Teach

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The US and the educational community are in a bitter struggle to decimate the public schools by turning them into profit-generating machines.

This week in Washington (Trump, Sessions, DeVos)

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The political banter continues, as the drama escalates in Washington, Baltimore; meanwhile, life marches on for students and Americans.

Trump’s budget has no common good

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Donald Trump has proposed a federal budget that will drastically cut scientific research, education, and environmental protection.

Movie review: Your Name

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A new Japanese animé film reminds me of the whole voucher-privatization debate for public schools: an identity crisis.

In Oklahoma, a voucher bill dies like poor Jud

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Another voucher bill goes down in the state legislature, this time in Oklahoma. Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-ee-ay! Yeeow!

A few reasons for and against vouchers

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Vouchers, which send public money to private schools, are in for a battle, and some news commentators say a battle line has been drawn.

25 years of data show no gains from vouchers

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Vouchers are shown to be ineffective in yet another long-term study. When will we learn that taking funds away from public schools is a bad idea?

The question: Boost or boot vouchers in Maryland?

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Should Maryland increase the funding for vouchers that help public school students attend private schools or throw the program out?