Beth Milne is a past member of the 50CAN team. 

Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Education Secretary Arne Duncan appealed to the nation’s states and cities on Wednesday to dramatically reduce incarceration for nonviolent crimes, and he proposed to use the estimated $15 billion in savings to substantially raise teacher pay in high-poverty schools. (The Washington Post)
News Corp said Wednesday that it had sold its money-losing Amplify education businesses to members of its management team supported by a group of private investors. The deal’s financial terms weren’t disclosed. News Corp owns The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, among other properties. (The Wall Street Journal)
“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to do.” (The Atlantic)
A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a lawsuit that, if successful, would have hindered the ability of teachers unions to raise money to engage in political activity. (Los Angeles Times)
The Board of Education is suing school Superintendent Diane Douglas over access to information needed to investigate allegations of misconduct against teachers, saying those investigations have slowed because she will not allow remote access to the records. (


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