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Did Connecticut school fire parent union president due to her education reform activism?

By Ben Velderman EAG Communications      NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A day after hosting a pro-education reform rally at the state capitol, the president of the Connecticut Parents Union was fired from her job as a workshop presenter with New … Read More »

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Illinois looks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for reforms

     Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s willingness to address his state’s problems head-on is not only drawing the attention of education reformers, it’s attracting leaders from other states struggling with many of the same problems he inherited as Wisconsin’s 45th governor.      … Read More »

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Reformers: Gov. Scott Walker is a Rock Star of Ed Reform

     Gov. Scott Walker’s move to curb the power of teachers unions and his reliably pro-student agenda is earning the applause of education reformers across the country, and last week he was officially dubbed a “Rock Star of Education Reform” … Read More »

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Education reformers send Wisconsin teachers union a message

     Education reformers with the group READER-WI (Reforming Education And Demanding Excellent Results) sent a message to taxpayers and union officials by way of a billboard on the Beltline near WEAC headquarters in Madison.             The humongous sign depicts … Read More »

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Who are these people?

     We recently documented the type of folks who are involved in the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Video of a protest outside an Americans for Prosperity conference in Milwaukee revealed the participation of a very radical segment of society.      … Read More »

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Idaho lawmakers show knowledge is power

     Idaho is among the growing number of “right to work” states, in which union membership is not a prerequisite to getting a job. In order to attract new members in these states, teacher unions play up their ability to … Read More »

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Newspaper investigates possible widespread cheating

     The Atlanta Journal-Constitution made national headlines last summer when it revealed that nearly 200 Atlanta teachers, principals and superintendents attempted to improve student test scores by changing answers on standardized test forms.           The paper found evidence of … Read More »

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The high cost of firing bad educators

     South Country Central School District (New York) Superintendent Joe Clipp Jr. has resigned after accusations that he raised a grade for a star football player in order to help the player receive a college scholarship. The district will give … Read More »

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Las Vegas arbitrator rules against union, saves 134 teacher jobs

     Here’s a story straight out of the “strange but true” file: The Las Vegas teachers’ union is upset with an arbitrator’s decision that will save the jobs of 134 teachers.             Yesterday, an arbitrator ruled that under state … Read More »

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Students assigned to dig for dirt on GOP

     A recent civics assignment has stirred up quite a controversy throughout the state of Virginia. The Daily Caller reports that Liberty Middle School teacher Michael Denman “recently forced his (Civics Honor’s) students to support President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign … Read More »

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