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A few recent stories from the education blogs and columns:

  • We reported earlier how political action by Massachusetts teachers helped to knock down a horrific proposal from their state Ed Dept that could have had disastrous consequences. This article (courtesy of Diane Ravitch) gives a full accounting of how it happened.
  • Arnie Duncan wants to raise the standards for education schools. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a terrible idea – until you look at the actual proposal.
  • Speaking of brilliant ideas, State Ed Commissioner John King want to make sure that when the APPR system is updated, it includes student surveys.
  • But hey, it’s all about accountability – unless you’re the governor
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