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Class Struggle: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

A Hot Beach Debate for Edu-Nerds Like Me

Editor's Note: If you like cool online-polling devices, feel free to skip to the bottom of this column, make some clicks and then circle back for Jay's Take.... Those of us who spend our days mesmerized by discussions of summer...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 3, 2009; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Jay on the Web: Can Unions and KIPP Schools Co-exist?

Mike Klonsky has some strong words for Jay Mathews on his recent column about unions and charter schools. In the piece, Jay argues that union demands might swamp the progress that one Baltimore KIPP school has shown under the direction...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 1, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags: KIPP, Small Talk  
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Jay's Take: One Way to Save Struggling Teachers--Maybe

My colleague Dan de Vise provides an intriguing look at teacher support efforts on our front page Monday, in what many seasoned educators think is the best way to help bad teachers--regular counseling and review by experts. His subject...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 29, 2009; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro Monday: Note to Union: Don't Mess With Success at This High-Achieving Charter Middle School

Sometime last year, while negotiating a teacher contract for the KIPP Ujima Village charter middle school in Baltimore, founder Jason Botel pointed out that his students, mostly from low- income families, had earned the city's highest public school test scores...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 29, 2009; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Metro Monday  | Tags: KIPP, Randy Weingarten, teachers union  
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