Mary C. Tillotson - Watchdog.org

Mary was formerly a national education reporter for Watchdog.org.

U.S. gov’t agencies team up to battle absenteeism, but is that a job for the feds?

By   /  October 14, 2015  /  Education, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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Having multiple federal agencies involved “seems like a way to add a little extra bureaucracy,” he said.

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Banning religious schools from choice program could be illegal

By   /  October 12, 2015  /  Education, Montana, News  /  No Comments

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“The First Amendment does not allow the government to discriminate among religions or religious people or religious institutions. They can’t say that students can use a scholarship at a nonreligious school but can’t at a religious school,” she said. “It’s discriminating against religion, hostile toward religion.”

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Accountability in action: Louisiana school removed from voucher program

By   /  October 1, 2015  /  Education, Louisiana, News  /  No Comments

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“In the voucher program, you don’t get to be bad two, three, four years. There is immediate expectation of (academic) performance as well as financial accountability.”

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North Carolina Senate approves funding equality bill

By   /  September 28, 2015  /  Education, News, North Carolina  /  No Comments

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North Carolina charter schools receive 83 cents for every dollar traditional public schools receive, according to a study by the University of Arkansas. The bill being considered today in the Senate would allow charters access to a little more public education money.

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Charter opponents blast billionaires’ plan to improve Los Angeles school system

By   /  September 25, 2015  /  California, Education, News  /  No Comments

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The United Teachers of Los Angeles immediately criticized the plan, calling it a “billionaire attack.”

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