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  • Education 'Change Agent' Michelle Rhee: The Left Connection [bamboozle and infiltrate]

    11/18/2012 11:27:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2012 | M. Catharine Evans and Ann Kane
    Who would have thought the ubiquitous education superstar Michelle Rhee would be sitting next to Andy Stern on the board of the Broad Foundation? Yes, that's right. The Republican governors' siren and CEO of StudentsFirst works alongside the former SEIU leader, who's visited the White House more than anyone else in the past four years and who said "workers of the world, unite" back in 2007. Stern is the same guy who called the left-leaning former KB Homes executive Eli Broad his "favorite billionaire" in 2005 when the union elites and progressive business owners got together to seriously implement their...
  • Low-Income Students Won't Have to Pay for A.P. Exams

    04/01/2012 12:57:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2012 | Beth Fertig
    The city’s Department of Education says it has found money to pay for the Advanced Placement exams this spring for low-income students, despite a cut in the federal subsidy for the exams. The Education Department will use $462,000 in its budget to cover the cost of the exams. “We made it a priority to identify funding so that all of our students have the opportunity to take their A.P. exams,” said a department spokeswoman, Barbara Morgan. The city alerted principals about the financing availability this week. Last month, it warned that the financing was in jeopardy for low-income students after...
  • Duncan Does an End Run on Congress

    03/16/2012 8:28:38 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies · 1+ views
    congress.org ^ | March 16, 2012 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    Arne Duncan is not waiting (we can't wait!!!) for Congress to change the way America’s schools operate… The secretary of education is using grant money and waivers to change education policy, ..Duncan has used $4.35 billion in money from the 2009 stimulus bill to give grants to states that improve academic standards, lift caps on charter schools, and reward good teachers.
  • 'Unpaid Student Loan' Raid Claim Refuted as Feds Target California Couple in Fraud Probe

    06/10/2011 7:51:40 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 213 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-9-11 | Fox News
    A California man who initially claimed to a local television station that he was roughed up by "SWAT team" members who allegedly battered down his front door to execute a search warrant related to his estranged wife's unpaid student loans was targeted due to an ongoing probe into alleged financial aid fraud. Local law enforcement officials have thus far not commented on the Stockton man's claim to ABC News 10/KXTV that he was grabbed by the neck and placed in handcuffs in back of a patrol car for six hours as his three children looked on during execution of the...
  • Department of Education pushes politics too far

    10/26/2009 3:37:16 PM PDT · by paltz · 9 replies · 808+ views
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 10/26/09 | Kerry Picket
    Once again, the overzealous young Obama administration is pushing politics too far into the federal agencies where it is supposed to be forbidden, this time at the Department of Education. The Obama White House first became known for reckless political tactics when the National Endowment for the Arts used several conference calls dragoon artists into promoting specific administration policies. A recent article by Doug Lederman from the web site Inside Higher Ed, reveals that the administration continues the conference call politics.
  • Fuzzy Math Fails Vouchers

    09/15/2006 9:51:02 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 503+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 15, 2006 | Matthew Hickman
    According to a recent study published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), public school students are outperforming their private school counterparts in fourth grade mathematics and have equaled “private school students in fourth grade reading and eighth grade math.” However, as Shanea Watkins, Policy Analyst in Empirical Studies in the Center for Data Analysis at The Heritage Foundation, explains, these results require greater scrutiny. Some commentators that reference the NCES report believe the study points to a causal relationship—that attending a public school will cause higher academic achievement in math. However, the study focuses on data provided by...
  • Does Illiteracy = Indoctrination

    08/15/2006 9:10:59 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 136 replies · 1,506+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 14, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It’s official. We are a nation of illiterates, with college degrees. “As if this weren’t enough, there are also disturbing signs that many students who do earn degrees have not actually mastered the reading, writing and thinking skills we expect of college graduates,” the U. S. Commission on the future of higher education found. “Over the past decade, literacy among college graduates has actually declined.” “Unacceptable numbers of college graduates enter the workforce without the skills employers say they need in an economy where, as the truism holds correctly, knowledge matters more than ever.” The commission members, who serve without...
  • Charter School Millions

    06/22/2006 9:58:37 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 130+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 21, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    The Department of Education has announced that $21.6 million were being given in charter school grants. “Three organizations—the KIPP Foundation, the Charter School Development Corporation, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation—will receive a total of $21.6 million for three grants through the Charter Schools Facilities Grants program,” Secretary Spellings announced. The Department of Education released a preliminary breakdown of the grants. “The KIPP Foundation in San Francisco, Calif., has been awarded a $6.8 million grant; The Charter School Development Corporation in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a $6.6 million grant; The Local Initiatives Support Corporation in New York, N.Y., has...
  • Teacher Sex Scandals A Problem At NYC Schools

    04/21/2005 9:32:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies · 1,213+ views
    NEW YORK (CBS) It seems city classrooms aren't just for learning anymore. On several occasions over the past week, teachers have been charged with kissing, touching, even having sex with their students. Now some lawmakers are trying to come up with ways to prevent it. It was the fifth such incident in a week. This time, it was a female math teacher charged with kissing a 15-year-old student at I.S. 55 in Brownsville. And on Thursday, the mayor said enough's enough. “It is not acceptable behavior to have our teachers having personal, sexual relationships with the students that we entrust...