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Vesia Hawkins: Parents are Busy Making Choices

My Tennessee pal Vesia Hawkins weighed in on the recent report by EdChoice called Schooling in America and I must say that the findings that jumped out at Vesia also jumped out at me. According to the report, teachers overwhelmingly don’t trust parents and that makes for some head scratching for the millions of parents… Continue reading Vesia Hawkins: Parents are Busy Making Choices

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Her Son’s Professor Says that Access to Quality Education is No Longer a Problem in Her City…Say What?

Cheryl Kirk is a mom from Indianapolis who knows a lot about access—and lack of access—to quality education. She knows that the playing field isn’t level and her two older children, who attended school through a voucher program, know it too. Her son is in his first year of college and was given the assignment… Continue reading Her Son’s Professor Says that Access to Quality Education is No Longer a Problem in Her City…Say What?

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Talking RICAS and NEA (and Shock Jocks?) on TV—and God, fix my hair next time!

I had the pleasure of sitting with Dan Yorke for a half hour to talk about the biggest education stories in Rhode Island in recent weeks—and it has been a busy couple weeks with test score results, a crazy school committee situation in South Kingstown, and a federal lawsuit (we didn’t get to the lawsuit.)… Continue reading Talking RICAS and NEA (and Shock Jocks?) on TV—and God, fix my hair next time!