2013 November School Reform News

Issue Date: 
November, 2013
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The November issue of School Reform News reports the Indiana school voucher program, now in its third year, has grown to be the third largest in the country, doubling participation to 20,000 students.

Also in this issue:

  • The U.S. Department of Justice has not withdrawn its legal challenge to Louisiana’s voucher program, despite claiming it merely wants more information from the state.
  • The Obama administration is demanding states redistribute teachers to get a No Child Left Behind waiver extension.
  • North Carolina’s state superintendent of schools says kids shouldn’t have vouchers because society is more important than individual needs.
  • A principal in Chicago’s suburbs keeps kids in the dark a fifth of the school year to “raise awareness” about the environment.
  • The U.S. Department of Education declines to answer U.S. senators’ questions about its Obamacare PR efforts.
  • The Milwaukee school district refuses to sell or lease unused buildings to choice schools despite high costs to taxpayers.
  • Thousands more kids are taking Advanced Placement tests at taxpayer expense--and failure rates are increasing.

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