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Public School Budget Woes for Families, As Test Publisher Makes Out Like a Bandit

Public School Budget Woes for Families, As Test Publisher Makes Out Like a Bandit

Public School Budget Woes for Families, As Test Publisher Makes Out Like a Bandit By Linda Dobson As anyone who has toiled over a budget knows, it's really all about priorities. One must find money for purchases essential to the goal (typically survival when dealing with a family budget), which most often means doing without those things [...]

States Making Swift Progress on Lifelong Tracking of Your Kids

States Making Swift Progress on Lifelong Tracking of Your Kids

States Making Swift Progress on Lifelong Tracking of Your Kids We were warned it was coming and, Boom!, it's now here, lifelong tracking of your kids, courtesy of a whole bunch of stimulus money (thank you, federal nanny!). Attention - there will be no secrets! In Education Week's "States Making Swift Progress on Student-Data Systems, Report [...]

Public Schooling Revolt Begins; Will Last for Years – Part 3

Public Schooling Revolt Begins; Will Last for Years – Part 3

The last of a three part series on the Public Schooling Revolt By Linda Dobson Okay. So far the money well is running dry. There are almost as many administrators in schools as there are students. The federal government, which has no business messing in schooling in the first place, is now calling the tunes from Washington to which your [...]

Public Schooling Revolt Begins; Will Last for Years – Part 2

Public Schooling Revolt Begins; Will Last for Years – Part 2

The second installment of a three part series By Linda Dobson Yesterday's Part 1 of this post covered protest of tuition hikes in Great Britain and parental unrest with the powers-that-be in New York, where the idea that schools should be run like businesses runs rampant. Today we'll move to Pittsburgh, PA, where "Parents Continue to Rail [...]

Trust the Feelings You’re Having about Your Child’s Education

Trust the Feelings You’re Having about Your Child’s Education

By Linda Dobson My e-mailbox overfloweth. There's no question anymore that a significant number of parents are questioning what's going on in public schools today. More importantly, they are searching the Internet for information and resources, and reaching out to anyone they think may be able to help them in their dilemma. Oftentimes, these [...]

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