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'Do We Really Need Another NCLB Hearing?'

That’s the question the WashPo Answer Sheet blog’s Valerie Strauss poses on the eve of a scheduled hearing in the U.S. House Education Committee on federal accountability standards under No Child Left Behind: And if there is one thing we need, it is one more hearing during which witnesses can repeat the same complaints they […]

Duncan Repeats Desire For Better Public Schools, Not Private School Vouchers

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan repeated his intentions to “never support school voucher programs” during a “Twitter town hall” streamed online at the Education Department’s website. It’s a stance Duncan has taken before: vouchers take state resources away from public schools. “I want great public education. A seven year old doesn’t know whether he’s […]

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