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Closed door discussions on education reform bills SB2 (charter schools) and HB5 (standardized testing)

I mentioned earlier that the charter school bill—SB2—is in the hands of a conference committee. Reports from Austin say that both SB2 and HB5, a bill to modify standardized testing requirements, are both being negotiated among members of the House, Senate, and … Continue reading

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Mom says “I love high stakes testing”

Washington Post columnist Esther J. Cepeda recently went to parent-teacher conferences  and brought home the standardized testing results. I laid the papers out on the kitchen table: Lengthy, detailed progress reports showing the grade and weight of each quiz and … Continue reading

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Charter schools and efficiency

On the topic of school finance, about the “efficiency” lawsuit: Charter schools also appear to do a better job for less money dealing with at risk students, yet the state limits the number of charter schools. Removing that cap and … Continue reading

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