Today's news -- December 18, 2013

 

 

 

Yet another study shows that merit pay doesn’t work

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/12/17/yet-another-study-shows-that-financial-incentives-dont-work/

 

St. Johns County meets class-size requirements (SJEA mentioned)
http://members.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-12-17/story/st-johns-county-meets-class-size-requirements

 

Duval school district shows improvement in class size compliance

http://members.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-12-17/story/duval-school-district-shows-improvement-class-size-compliance

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/education/article/338824/18/Nearly-900-students-in-overcrowded-classrooms

 

Do more to raise salaries for new teachers (NEA mentioned)
http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/opinion/editorial-do-more-to-raise-salaries-for-new-teache/ncNKZ/

 

Walton teachers await pay raises

http://www.wmbb.com/story/24245849/walton-county-teachers-await-pay-raises

 

Vote on Broward school-construction outsourcing postponed (BTU mentioned)

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/17/3824451/vote-on-broward-school-construction.html

 

Pembroke Pines' charter system gets a lesson in finances

http://www.floridatrend.com/article/16582/pembroke-pines-charter-system-gets-a-lesson-in-finances

 

Blame funding cuts for poor education (Randi Weingarten mentioned)
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/17/3824399/blame-funding-cuts-for-poor-education.html

 

Florida high school grades out today

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-high-school-grades-out-today/2157567

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/blogs/school-zone/os-high-school-grades-florida,0,7750921.post

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ap/education/fla-to-give-out-new-grades-for-high-schools/ncNgN/

 

Common Core’s not the problem; it’s the “other stuff”

http://bobsidlethoughtsandmusings.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/common-cores-not-the-problem-its-the-other-stuff/

 

Studying Pearson’s tax returns

http://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/about-pearson-the-golden-goose-state-standards-and-then-some/

 

Walton foundation pumps cash into vouchers

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/walton-foundation-pumps-cash-into-vouchers/2013/12/17/3578483c-6740-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html

 

Corporate education reform won’t solve the problems caused by poverty

http://www.nextnewdeal.net/millennial-pulse/corporate-education-reform-won%E2%80%99t-solve-problems-caused-poverty

 

Who will reform the reformers?

http://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/who-will-reform-the-reformers

http://educarenow.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/corporatist-ed-reform-as-symptom/

 

North Carolina teachers union sues over tenure law changes

http://www.wftv.com/ap/ap/kids-family/nc-teachers-group-sues-over-tenure-law-changes/ncM3c/

 

New Mexico teachers resist a state official’s plan for evaluating them

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/us/a-push-for-teacher-accountability-meets-resistance-in-new-mexico.html

 

Rhee's consultant introduces California ballot measure

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/12/michelle-rhee-pushing-california-ballot-measure-to-change-teacher-laws.html

 

Wisconsin: Republican legislators seek dramatic expansion of charters

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/12/18/wisconsin-republican-legislators-seek-dramatic-expansion-of-charters/

 

How a for-profit college created fake jobs to get taxpayer money

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/16/corinthian-colleges-job-placement_n_4433800.html

 

New regulations needed to rein in for-profit colleges

http://educationopportunitynetwork.org/new-regulations-needed-to-reign-in-for-profit-colleges/

 

Report says Florida has highest insurance rates in nation

http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/article.cfm?id=35728042

 

How America created a low-wage work swamp

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/15/poverty_nation_how_america_created_a_low_wage_work_swamp/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/business/economy/in-the-war-on-poverty-a-dogged-adversary.html

 

How the super-rich ducked $100 billion in estate taxes since 2000

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/12/17/3073821/estate-tax-loophole-preschool/

 

Budget deal gains enough GOP support to clear Senate

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/12/18/211999/budget-deal-gains-enough-gop-support.html

 

Just because Congress cut a budget deal doesn’t mean it’s a good one

http://www.thenation.com/blog/177612/congress-ryan-murray-budget-deal#

 

States with higher black turnout are more likely to restrict voting

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/12/17/states-with-higher-black-turnout-are-more-likely-to-restrict-voting/

 

 

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