Arne Duncan

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    Obama and Duncan’s education reform predicament

    Compare the following articles from July 7, 2014: NEA wants Duncan’s resignation and Obama: Put better teachers in poor schools There are two ways to look at the policy implications of this. 1. The National Education Association (NEA) dislikes President Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne…
    Terry Stoops, July 8, 2014
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    Ravitch urges visit from Arne Duncan, President Obama

    Diane Ravitch doesn’t like much of the education legislation proposed by members of the NC General Assembly.  She doesn’t like it at all.  In a recent blog post, she pleads, “Will Secretary [of Education Arne] Duncan or President Obama hurry to North Carolina and urge the legislators to stop…
    Terry Stoops, April 18, 2013
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    NC budget addresses expiring federal bailout for Big Education

    The continuation budget includes a quarter billion dollar increase in recurring spending on K-12 education. Nevertheless, left-wing pundits continue to claim that the level of public school funding in this year’s budget will be devastating, ruinous, disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous, cataclysmic, harmful, damaging, detrimental, deleterious, injurious, crippling, dangerous, baleful, destructive, bad,…
    Terry Stoops, June 20, 2012
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    NC receives NCLB waiver

    Is anyone surprised that the federal government granted North Carolina permission to opt out of requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law? Anyone? Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Ohio, and Rhode Island also received an NCLB waiver.  As Education Week points out, six of…
    Terry Stoops, May 30, 2012
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    “Green” schools push by feds

    According to an eSchool News report, The U.S. Education Department (ED) created the Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize schools that are creating healthy and sustainable learning environments and teaching environmental literacy. The new awards program will receive support from the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and…
    Terry Stoops, May 17, 2011