2013 March School Reform News

Issue Date: 
March, 2013
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The March issue of School Reform News reports public officials are meeting behind closed doors in states across the country to plan implementation of new Common Core math and English language standards, shutting out the parents whose children will be affected by the standards and the taxpayers whose money will fund the implementation.

Also in this issue:

  • State Rep. Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta) has introduced legislation that would make Georgia the eighth state in the nation to pass a Parent Trigger law.
  • Parents pack a Senate hearing to support a bill withdrawing Indiana from the Common Core.
  • Wisconsin students thrive in voucher schools as choice proponents urge expansion.
  • Congressional negotiations put off necessary education spending cuts.
  • Lawmakers propose expanding Indiana’s statewide vouchers.
  • Teens start businesses to avoid college debt.
  • Tennessee parents support Gov. Bill Haslam’s voucher proposal.

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