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When states are sued for providing inferior education to poor and minority children, the issue is usually money — disproportionately more money for white students, less for others. A California judge has now brought another deep-rooted inequity to light: poor teaching. (New York Times)
Asking whether teacher tenure should be abolished in public schools is like asking whether the Tampa Bay Rays (18 games below .500) should sack their shortstop. Sure, that might be a good start, but that’s not going to be enough to turn things around. (New York Times)
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has not necessarily been the teacher’s pet of education policies. If you follow education news, you’ve probably heard something about educators’ dissatisfaction with the latest incarnation of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Education Week)
As the two big national teachers unions prepare for their conventions this summer, they are struggling to navigate one of the most tumultuous moments in their history. (Politico)
New Jersey
But U.S. Department of Education report on implementation of $38M grant also cites cumbersome policies and bureaucracy. (NJ Spotlight)


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