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The U.S. education debate has gotten so twisted that one plus one no longer equals two. (Education Post)
For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation. (Washington Post)
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten today laid out a framework for a renewed American labor movement. She was joined by U.S. labor secretary Thomas Perez and others at an Albert Shanker Institute conference called “The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads.” (People’s World)
If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush really does run for president — and it certainly looks like he will — he’s sure to run at least in part on his record as a serious education reformer. (Vox)
New York
Last week, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña demanded that dozens of New York City’s lowest-performing schools adopt and implement a widely criticized literacy curriculum with which she has long been associated. It was the most recent of a growing list of decisions she has made while running the nation’s largest school system that seem to be based not on empirical evidence, but on the chancellor’s personal preference. (Education Next)


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