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The Daily Report Card: Presidential PACs, PARCC, Private Schools

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigning in Peoria, Illinois on March 19.

Donors to Romney super PAC have ties to for-profit colleges – USA Today “The industry faces intense federal scrutiny over recruitment practices, educational quality and the amount of debt its students incur.” (USA Today)

New standardized test could be harder than ISTEP – Evansville Courier & Press “The new PARCC test in the 2014-2015 school year will be more difficult than the ISTEP because it measures the progress of students differently. He says the questions will cover fewer topics at a greater depth.” (

The Case for Hard-Bound Reference Books in a Digital Age – GOOD “Eliminating hard-bound reference books leaves students unprepared for the reality that not every source they need—particularly at the college level—will be available electronically.” (Good)

This Week In Education: Ideas: Please Stop Talking About Banning Private School The idea “seems desperate and misleading.” (


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