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Teachers Buying Back Their Jobs

April 11, 2011

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Bad teachers are buying back their jobs. Many teachers accused of incompetence or misconduct sidestep termination hearings and take city Department of Education deals in which they admit some wrongdoing, pay an average $7,500 fine and return to the classroom. Some also agree to take college classes, study how to handle stress or even undergo […]

RHEE:How ‘Last In First Out,’ Harms Our Kids

March 7, 2011

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By MICHELLE RHEE……Last week, New York’s state Senate proposed a bill that would correct a longstanding problem in public education by eliminating the outdated and harmful policy commonly known as “Last in, first out.” LIFO dictates how teachers are laid off — mandating that the last teacher hired must be the first fired, regardless of […]

School Board refuses to order students to recite entire Pledge of Allegiance

November 10, 2010

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A controversy over the Pledge of Allegiance at an elementary school has divided a small New York town and resulted in the resignation of a school board member. Rosemarie Troidl told Fox News Radio she resigned as a member of the North Collins School Board after her fellow board members refused to order students to […]

“Waiting for Superman” Education Film, Unites Political Adversaries vs Unions

October 1, 2010

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There are very few political issues that can unite conservatives and liberals. The political polarization has reached such an intractable state that it seems the two sides will never agree on solutions for society’s pressing problems. . School choice may be the rare issue that forces each side to ignore political influence and do away […]

Proposed Kindergarten Sex Ed

July 14, 2010

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In kindergarten, school nurses will teach students terms such as “nipple, breast, penis, scrotum and uterus.”  In the first grade, children will learn that homosexual sexual relations could happen between two men or two women. At 10 years old, instruction will include the various ways people can have intercourse, different positions, oral sex. An overflow […]

New Jersey Teachers Union Members refuse to make room for Schoolchildren at Committee Hearing

May 19, 2010

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By Lori Drummer, BIGGOVERMENT When New Jersey teachers union members refused to make room for students in a legislative committee hearing, the chairman took the meeting to the students. Approximately 1,500 New Jersey schoolchildren and school choice supporters witnessed democracy in action on Thursday, May 13, when they attended a rally at the state capitol […]

ACT Reviews Education In America

May 11, 2010

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By Herb London, TOWNHALL To cite a cliché, the more things change the more they remain the same. This applies to many areas of life, but arguably it is the essence of educational reform. Recently the ACT, an independent organization that provides assessment, research and program management in broad areas of education, issued a statement […]