Obama’s Support of Mass Teacher Firing Signals New Era

By Guest Blogger XX, The New York Times reports that Obama has escalated his attacks on “failing schools.” The Times outlines a recent speech in which Obama “favored federal rewards for local school districts that fire underperforming teachers and close failing schools, saying educators needed to be held accountable when they failed to fix chronically troubled classrooms and […]

Charter schools and the road to private school vouchers

Charter Schools:  It’s all about market share and yes, vouchers Remember the ‘voucher’ movement?  I do, I wrote a book on it some ten years ago as it swept the nation as rightwing bad breath has a tendency to do.  “Choice” then, as now, was the favorite word of the sophists that tried to sell […]