Why Can’t Democratic Leaders Break It Down Like Jon?

March 4, 2011 | Blog

Jon Stewart makes a compelling defense of teachers on the March 3rd Daily Show. He juxtaposes numerous comments made on…

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You Call Yourself An Optimist?

March 2, 2011 | Blog

“I’m an optimist…tempers will cool.” Scott Walker, delivering his big ol’ budget speech, 3/1/2011 There are too many important words…

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A Koch And A Smile

February 23, 2011 | Blog

Sometimes a story just writes itself: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker duped (on tape) by a liberal blogger posing as major…

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The Tide Will Rise

February 22, 2011 | Blog

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is out for more than money. He’s out for blood. He won’t quit until he drives…

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Backwards

February 14, 2011 | Blog

Forward. That’s the Wisconsin state motto. Our new governor is calling it into serious question. Since arriving in the governor’s…

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Building A Better Teacher

December 2, 2010 | Blog

If you haven’t been reading the excellent “Building A Better Teacher” news series in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, you should be….

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Movement on Teacher Residency Requirements

March 10, 2010 | Blog

As a follow up to my post last September (“Teacher Residency Requirements”), there appears to be legislative movement in both…

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Spin Cycle

February 2, 2010 | Blog

Education Next apparently has provided a platform for school choice advocate George Mitchell to shill for voucher schools outside of…

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D-Day

January 19, 2010 | Blog

Today is the deadline for state applications in the first round of the Race to the Top grant competition. The…

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Updates on the Race: 01-14-2010

January 14, 2010 | Blog

COLORADORttT bill is fast-tracked (Denver Post) CONNECTICUT75 school districts on board (New Haven Register) ILLINOISLegislation revamps teacher evaluations; governor’s signature…

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