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Remainders: Romney unveils choice-heavy education platform

  • In his first education policy speech, Mitt Romney promised lots of choice. (WSJ, HuffPo, Politics K-12)
  • Andy Rotherham: Romney’s proposals make good political sense — for President Obama. (Eduwonk)
  • Some of Romney’s claims about teachers and Obama weren’t fully factual. (Teacher Beat, Politics K-12)
  • Mike Petrilli: Romney’s proposals would swap one kind of federal overreach for another. (Flypaper)
  • And Romney’s policy proposals conjure up the education climate of 1999, before NCLB. (Quick & Ed)
  • Hamas is starting to teach Hebrew, “the language of the enemy,” in the high schools it runs. (Times)
  • The city’s new strategy for keeping juvenile offenders “Close to Home” should help in school. (NY World)
  • The latest charter-originating how-to guide aims to help teachers manage it all. (Starting an Ed School)
  • An argument that racial integration isn’t a feature of schools, but a school of thought. (Jose Vilson)
  • The inclusion of disabled students in state testing is another Common Core issue. (On Special Ed)
  • D.C.’s schools chief says she can’t see value in making teachers’ evaluations public. (Scholastic Admin)
  • A teacher says she’s losing something special as her longtime co-teacher starts maternity leave. (Prelife)
  • A call for city students to start spending more time getting down and dirty in nature. (Mr. Foteah)
  • A parent says her experience proves that school choice in New York City is two-tiered. (SchoolBook)
  • A Chicago parent says there are no choices there — so his family is leaving. (Charting My Own Course)

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