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School Choice Weekly #62 When the Obama administration began writing its own laws under the guise of No Child Left Behind waivers in 2011, it snuck into the thousands of pages of bureaucratese a requirement for “teacher equity.” Now, the administration has reminded states it wasn’t joking. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education wrote states a letter demanding they submit “teacher equity plans” to the feds by next June. The problem: Research shows poor and minority children are typically...

Who’s to Say Teachers Can’t Modify Common Core? No One

I currently am on a second career after retirement—I teach math in middle school. During my last few years of work, I started taking courses in ed school at night. The first course I took was taught by a professor who had what seemed to me to be a unique gift. He managed to agree with whatever anyone said about teaching. I learned very quickly that this was pretty much the norm, and that ed school was the place where there are no wrong answers—just the “greater truth,” which will eventually...

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