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Education Archives

  1. May

    California school case attracting a lot of attention

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Valerie Strauss is a perceptive education columnist for the Washington Post, who many times sees things coming before they happen. Earlier this week she blogged  about a heavily-watched lawsuit in California that may portend a massive shift in education law. Lawyers representing students and teachers are claiming that since trauma impacts a child’s ability to […]

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    Lamenting the loss first amendment rights on campus? Some colleges get it right.

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    These are difficult days for higher education. Colleges and universities are under assault for charging too much and failing to equip graduates.  In their quest, to placate the ever-aggrieved, college leaders have trampled first amendment rights and substituted our right to free expression with a right not to be offended. Will anyone on a college […]

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    And then, there were four

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    Last week Tennessee joined Florida, Mississippi and Arizona as states that have approved Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) ESAs  put parents in control over their child's education by giving parents control over how money is spent on education needs. The Tennessee bill, signed by Gov. Bill Haslam last week, allows students to pursue alternative educational avenues […]

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    Decline in student enrollment coming

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    It’s been an unquestioned assumption of modern urban or suburban life: each year schools get more and more students. Meeting that need has meant hiring more teachers and staff helped to fuel ever-growing education budgets. Earlier this week Mike Petrilli of the Fordham Institute sought to put the brakes on that idea in a blog […]

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    NEA numbers fail to tell whole story

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke

    Click to expand graphic NEA – the parent group of the largest teachers association in North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) – has a graphic showing how school employment has not kept pace with enrollment growth (See above. Click to expand graphic). It’s a bit misleading. This is a good example of […]

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