After Bucking Unions, Obama Administration Breaks Ranks with Civil Rights Groups over Charter Schools



By 08/04/2010

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Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (August 4) about why civil rights groups have been reluctant to embrace charter schools, even as a new Ed Next poll shows that support for charters is rising among minority parents.

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For more on this topic, please see “EdNext Poll Shows Civil Rights Groups Out of Touch on Charters.”


Peterson and Finn’s previous podcasts:
Virtual Education and Common Core Standards (6/23/10)
Bang for the Buck from Race to the Top (6/16/10)
Teacher Bailout Bill, R.I.P.? (6/8/10)
Will the Common Core Standards Set the Bar High Enough? (5/12/10)
Why Is Race to the Top Rewarding States With Low Proficiency Standards? (5/3/10)
Do U.S. Students Spend Enough Time Learning?
(4/21/10)
Florida Governor Vetoes School Reform Bill
(4/15/10)
Will NCLB be reauthorized this year?
(3/23/10)
The New Normal for Federal Education Spending
(3/4/10)
Choice and Residential Segregation
(2/23/10)
Studies Find No Effects
(1/7/10)
Focus of School Reform Shifting to Teachers
(12/17/09)
Are Middle Schools or Middle Schoolers the Problem?
(12/10/09)
Biggest Spender in Politics: The NEA
(12/4/09)
Saving Jobs or Stimulating Reform?
(11/24/09)
Election Postmortem
(11/19/09)
Will Congress Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut?
(11/4/09)
Voters Choose Neighborhood Schools over Socioeconomic Diversity
(10/29/09)
The Nobel Committee Isn’t the Only One Giving Speculative Prizes
(10/22/09)
Will Michelle Rhee Triumph?
(10/14/09)
Will the Federal Role in Education Double?
(10/8/09)
Charter Schools Narrow Achievement Gaps in New York City (10/1/09)
What Congress Is Not Working On
(9/24/09)
Charter Schools, Unions, and Linking Teachers with Student Achievement Data
(9/17/09)




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