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The Answer Sheet Archive: Vouchers

Why my fellow blogger Jay Mathews is wrong

Jay, Jay, Jay. You know I don’t like arguing with you because you know more than I do about a great many things. But in this case, not so much.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 22, 2011; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Congress, School turnarounds/reform, Vouchers  | Tags:  charter schools, class struggle, d.c. vouchers, detroit schools, jay mathews, joe lieberman, no child left behind, race to the top, school reform, susan collins, voucher program, vouchers  
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D.C. vouchers and the arrogance of Congress

U.S. legislators have some nerve telling the District government that Congress will probably cut funding for the city’s public schools if D.C. officials don’t revive a federal voucher program.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 18, 2011; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Vouchers  | Tags:  congress, d.c. home rule, d.c. opportunity scholarships, d.c. vouchers, joe lieberman, kwame brown, mayor gray, mayor vincent gray, private schools, sen. susan collins, vouchers  
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Policing the rush to charter schools

What would happen if we applied some school reform policies to city police departments?

By Valerie Strauss  | January 20, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Charter schools, Guest Bloggers, Teachers, Vouchers  | Tags:  charter schools, gov. mitch daniels, indiana education, indiana schools, journal gazette, schools and police, vouchers  
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Where education reform is heading: From extreme to extremum

If you want to understand where public education reform is heading, look south and east to Florida, where the governor-elect, Rick Scott, is talking about a new funding student formula that is more likely to destroy the public school system than accomplish anything else.

By Valerie Strauss  | December 14, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Accountability, Charter schools, Vouchers  | Tags:  florida schools, jeb bush, opportunity scholarships, private schools, public education system, public schools, rick scott, school choice movement, school funding formula, universal voucher program, universal vouchers, vouchers  
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