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Remainders: Teach for America facing mounting criticism

  • Teach for America corps members past and present are convening with criticism. (American Prospect)
  • Detroit-area residents are angry that a local school tossed historic material about black history. (HuffPo)
  • Arne Duncan’s departing chief of staff says it’s still too soon to tell about Race to the Top. (Politics K-12)
  • A high-scoring student wonders whether to retake the SAT and ACT and is told, why not. (Insideschools)
  • States aren’t the only ones not releasing test questions. Individual teachers do it, too. (Class Struggle)
  • New York gets an Education Next nod as among the states that raised their standards most. (GS in Brief)
  • A city teacher says she feels like lesson plans are for evaluation now, not for her students. (Miss Rim)
  • Parents at Harlem’s P811 protested the city’s decision to shift rooms to Success Academy. (DNAInfo)