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News: Don’t Give Up the Gains in Education

The New York Times: Don’t Give Up the Gains in Education Excerpt: Congress made the right decision a decade ago when it required states to administer yearly tests to public school students — and improve instruction for poor and minority students — in return for federal education aid. National test data clearly show that since […]

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Chat with Richard: The Value of Common Core Standards

Earlier this year, I came out in support of Common Core. Conversely, Senator Rand Paul, who I have agreed with on occasion, recently called out Gov. Jeb Bush for his support of Common Core and said he would not have a chance in a Republican Primary. Rand’s contention is that Common Core represents dramatic federal […]

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Chat with Richard: Building a National Strategic Agenda

Meaningful work in Washington is hard to come by these days. The truly last piece of legislation that had any real impact was likely the budget deal put together by Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray. That was nearly seven months ago and our country needs some major reforms. We still have an education […]

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News: California Teacher Tenure Law Unconstitutional

From the Associated Press, ABCNews.com: California’s tenure protections for public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu cited the historic case of Brown v. Board of Education in ruling that all students are entitled to equal education […]