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Network For Public Education uncovers how U.S. DOE wastes a billion on defunct charter schools

A blistering new report from the Network for Public Education (NPE) documents how the federal government, through the U.S. Department of Education, wastes hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on grants awarded to charter schools that never open or quickly close. The Department of Education is also funding charter schools that blatantly discriminate in their discipline, curricular, and enrollment practices. The

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Network for Public Education DeVos/Trump toolkit

I received an email from Carol Burris, Executive Director of the Network for Public Education. She asked if I would share this important toolkit for the upcoming confirmation of Betsy DeVos at the Secretary of Education. You are someone who understands the vital role that public education plays in democracy. You understand that a patchwork quilt of for-profit charters, charter

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Why Most State Education Report Cards are Like Cookies Without the Sugar

Once when I was in high school, a friend handed me a plate of chocolate chip cookies. They looked delicious! But just as I was about to eat one, she snatched them back. They looked great on the outside, she told me, but they tasted terrible.  She had left out a key ingredient—sugar. This story is exactly how I think

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NPE publishes Valuing Public Education: A 50 State Report Card

The Network for Public Education is pleased to publish today a new national report card that analyses how each state values public education. The following is from Carol Burris, Executive Director of Network for Public Education: We want to give you a first look at a very important NPE project that Diane is unveiling at the National Press Club today. Valuing

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This Weekend: A Coalition Meets in Chicago to Reform the Reformers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Do you want to learn how to reform the reformers? Julian Vasquez Heilig explains why it is urgent to reform the current wave of failed reforms in this article in Catalyst-Chicago: The predominance of the data and evidence is clear: School “reformers” have failed spectacularly in Chicago and elsewhere over the past decade.…

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Registration and Info Now Available! Network for Public Education Conference in Austin, TX March 1 and 2

The Network for Public Education (NPE) 2014 National Conference will bring together some of the most important figures in the education reform debate. Diane Ravitch, Karen Lewis, and John Kuhn will present conference addresses. Learn more about the keynote speakers here. Stay tuned, over the next few days we may release a few more blockbuster names. PANELS Twenty-two panels on topics

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