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Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, July 24, 2017
 
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In Reversal, Colleges Rein In Tuition
The Wall Street Journal
Please keep this guy away from rousing charter school debate
Washington Post • Jay Mathews
Florida: The Corruption and Conflicts of Interest Behind the Charter Industry
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Education in Florida–Betsy DeVos’s Model for the Nation–is in Chaos
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
When student debt payoff becomes complicated by identity theft
Los Angeles Times • Liz Weston
The Observer view on persisting gender inequality| Observer editorial
The Guardian • Observer Editorial
Hundreds of Teachers Brave the Heat to Protest Trump's Education Agenda
Education Week • Liana Loewus
Why Is DeVos Hiding from the Press?
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Utah: Should Charters Be Allowed to Seize Private Property by Eminent Domain
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Arizona: The State Where Anything Goes for Charter Schools
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
 
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Colleges & Universities, Community Colleges
In Reversal, Colleges Rein In Tuition
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. college tuition is growing at the slowest pace in decades, following a nearly 400% rise over the past three decades that fueled middle class anxieties and a surge in student debt.
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Charter Schools, Education
Please keep this guy away from rousing charter school debate
Washington PostJay Mathews
Haverford professor Oberfield sees both sides. How dare he?
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Charter Schools, Education
Florida: The Corruption and Conflicts of Interest Behind the Charter Industry
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
In some states, like Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, charter operators get what they want by making campaign contributions to state legislators and the governor. Florida is different. The charter operators and members of their families are members of the legislature. They...
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Charter Schools, Education
Education in Florida–Betsy DeVos’s Model for the Nation–is in Chaos
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Valerie Strauss summarizes here the mess created in Florida by former Governor Jeb Bush’s harsh accountability policies and the legislation passed recently to enrich the charter industry at the expense of public schools across the state. She begins: “The K-12 education system...
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Colleges & Universities, Federal K-12 Policy
When student debt payoff becomes complicated by identity theft
Los Angeles TimesLiz Weston
Dear Liz: I went back to school in 2002 to get my teaching credential. I took out several student loans and set up a repayment plan upon graduating with automatic deduction out of my checking account. Several years ago, the IRS started...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
The Observer view on persisting gender inequality| Observer editorial
The GuardianObserver Editorial
Congratulations to Lady Hale. On Friday, she became the first woman to be appointed president of the UK supreme court. So now we have 12 supreme court justices, two of whom are female. In October, a study of judicial systems by the...
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Education, Education Policy
Hundreds of Teachers Brave the Heat to Protest Trump's Education Agenda
Education WeekLiana Loewus
Washington On a sweltering summer day here, about 200 teachers and other public school supporters gathered at the Washington Monument to protest the Trump administration's education policy agenda, including $9.2 billion in proposed funding cuts. "We want equitable public education, we want...
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Education, Federal K-12 Policy
Why Is DeVos Hiding from the Press?
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
James Warren wonders why Betsy DeVos is steering clear of the media. Typically, the Secretary of Education speaks to the annual meeting of the Education Writers Association. But she declined. She had something better to do, something more important than meeting with...
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Charter Schools, Education
Utah: Should Charters Be Allowed to Seize Private Property by Eminent Domain
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
We have seen how privately managed charter schools are exempt from transparency and accountability, thanks to the big bucks that pave their way. But Utah is considering a new low for preferential treatment of charters. Utah legislators are discussing whether charters should...
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Charter Schools, Education
Arizona: The State Where Anything Goes for Charter Schools
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
The Phoenix New Times has an long, in-depth article about one of the state’s nearly 600 charter schools. It is possibly the weirdest and proud of it. Nepotism abounds because it is not against the law for charters (only for public schools)....
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