2012 June School Reform News

Issue Date: 
June, 2012
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The June issue of School Reform News reports on the Tennessee legislature’s passage of a bill allowing public school teachers to explain the strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories such as evolution and global warming.

Also in this issue:

  • A bill offering South Carolina parents education tax credits and allowing tax credit scholarships passed the state House--a first for any such measure since 2004.
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer unexpectedly vetoed an expansion of the state’s education savings accounts, citing budget disputes with the legislature.
  • Increasing numbers of teachers support reforms that broaden school choice and axe seniority schedules for pay and layoffs.
  • A new Idaho law lets kids get halfway through college by the time they graduate from high school.
  • President Barack Obama wants the United States to hop on the international testing bandwagon.
  • A new guide outlines how other school districts can achieve the New Orleans transformation.
  • Professor Jack Chambless relates the astonishing story of what his students want the government to do for them.

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