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
The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday it would give $157 million to create and expand charter schools throughout the nation, despite criticisms by its inspector general in the past that the agency has done a poor job of overseeing federal dollars sent to charter schools. (The Washington Post)
Recent college graduates are significantly less likely to believe their education was worth the cost compared with older alumni and one of the main reasons is student debt, which is delaying millennials from buying homes and starting families and businesses. (The Wall Street Journal)
It’s no secret that the city’s schools are in trouble. With a heavily defunded public-school sector, a budget shortfall, and a yet unpassed state budget, there’s simply not enough money to go around, and it’s unclear when, or if, that will change. So what’s a city to do? (The Atlantic)
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign could be getting a big boost later this week. A boost with three million members, in fact. Sources say that the National Education Association, the country’s largest union, could endorse the Democratic candidate in a presidential primary battle as early as Friday, Oct. 2. Mike Antonucci is also reporting this over at Intercepts. (Education Week)
So Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the Speaker of the House, former education chairman, and a lead author of the No Child Left Behind Act, is out as of the end of the month—and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will almost certaintly replace him. (Education Week)


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