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Chamber of Commerce vs. Tea Party over Wake County schools

The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Raleigh, hardly a radical organization, has jumped into the controversy over the Tea Party-backed school board's plan to dismantle the school system's acclaimed school integration plan. The chamber has now issued a plan of its own to maintain diversity and stop national ridicule directed at Wake County.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 17, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Equity, Guest Bloggers, Poverty  | Tags:  center for american progress, chamber of commerce, chamber of commerce school plan, charlotte-mecklenburg's schools, desegregation plans, high-poverty schools, raleigh schools, resegregation in schools, tea party, tea party in raleigh, wake county schools  
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On this we should agree

A health expert writes that while there isn’t likely to be peace in the education world over charter schools and standardized testing, on this everyone should agree: The need to focus attention on disparities among our youth in education and in health.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 28, 2011; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Achievement gap, Guest Bloggers, Health, Poverty  | Tags:  achievement gap, anxiety-related behaviors, anxiety-related disorders, effects of poverty, environment and schools, health disparities, indian suicide rates, native american suicide rates, poverty and education, public health services, suicide rates  
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Obama’s faulty education logic: What he said and failed to say

Someone should have told President Obama that there were important contradictions in the education portion of his State of the Union address before he delivered it to Congress.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 25, 2011; 10:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  No Child Left Behind, Poverty, Race to the Top  | Tags:  education reform, no child left behind, obama, obama education initiative, obama education reform, obama race to the top, obama speech, obama state of the union, president obama, public school reform, public schools, race to the top, state of the union, state of the union speech  
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Schools in a banana republic

Educator Anthony Cody takes a hard look at how today's economy is affecting public school students.

By Valerie Strauss  | November 9, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Anthony Cody, Guest Bloggers, Poverty  | Tags:  achievement gap, anthony cody, guest bloggers, poverty, school reform  
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