Tag Archives: education reform

Around the Horn*

     MICHIGAN: A tea party group in Michigan’s Livingston County is attempting to recruit candidates to run for area school boards. The group wants to prevent the states largest teachers union – the Michigan Education Association – from electing union-friendly … Read More »

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Sweet reforms, Alabama

    Next Monday, an Alabama school board will decide the fate of Drew Faircloth and Alicia Brown, two elementary teachers who allegedly ridiculed a 10-year-old student who suffers from cerebral palsy.          Melisha Salinas claims the two teachers not … Read More »

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Detroit students protest inadequate education

Excessive teacher absences, lack of homework is jeopardizing their futures By Ben Velderman EAG Communications             DETROIT – According to students at Detroit Public Schools’ Frederick Douglass Academy, it’s become commonplace for large numbers of teachers to be absent … 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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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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Tennessee lawmakers to parents: Mind your own business!

Efforts to keep the public from inspecting teacher ratings hit high gear in legislature       By Ben Velderman EAG Communications                NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the first time ever, Tennessee is basing a portion of a teacher’s evaluation on … 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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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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