In Washington, charter movement battles ‘distraction’ of union lawsuit

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Education, Federal Government, National, News, Washington  /  No Comments

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While a Democratic administration in Washington, D.C., is sending almost $7 million to boost charter schools in Washington state, one of the largest Democratic Party constituencies in the Evergreen State is doing everything it can to keep charters out. In September, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $6.9 million to support the development and growth of […]

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Bag bans going bust

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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“There are a lot of policy reasons bag bans are a bad idea, besides not having any impact on the problem they are supposed to solve,” Quintero said. “But in both the Laredo and Brownsville cases it’s a matter of both local governments breaking the law.”

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Pensions overshadow Erie School District’s financial mess

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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“Pension costs have grown more in dollar terms and much more in percentage terms than have charter costs,” James Paul, a senior analyst at the Commonwealth Foundation, told “What’s more, charters are the result of parents selecting the best option for their children, while pension costs are deferred salaries to current and former teachers.”

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Students in choice schools outperforming district peers

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Results from Wisconsin’s Forward Exam and the ACT taken in the 2015-16 school year show students at choice schools outperforming their public school peers. “Today’s data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction demonstrates the program is working, it’s serving the needs of parents who want a better choice for their child and serving students […]

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Disgraced liberal operative Scott Foval’s left-wing friends disappear in Wisconsin

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Voter Fraud, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


“I’ve been out of the loop. I wouldn’t comment on anything I know nothing about. Sorry,” Peg Lautenschlager said.

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State officials, Entergy provide rate cut on Katrina-related debt

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Treasurer Lynn Fitch and the Public Service Commission announced the early retirement of Katrina-related debt will save Entergy customers $30.6 million.

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