Archive for October, 2012

California unions kill a high-quality math program for students

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By Ben Velderman

OAKLAND, Calif. –The holidays are still weeks away, but teacher union leaders in two large California school districts are behaving like the Grinch Who Stole Christmas by stopping the development of a high-quality math curriculum that would have benefitted academically challenged elementary and middle school students. Read More »

Rhee says teachers should embrace and learn from standardized tests

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By Ben Velderman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The presidential election is only days away, but StudentsFirst Founder Michelle Rhee is holding out hope that President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney might still offer specific details about how they would improve the quality of the nation’s teaching corps. Read More »