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Oklahoma Schools: Data Collecting or Dossier Building?

My interest in what is going on in our public education system is directly tied to my concern about the Fusion Centers and I’ll tell you why Continue reading → Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Nationwide Tests

This article is from waaaay back in 2001 but don’t disregard it because of that. The information here is invaluable to understanding what is going on in our public schools. Continue reading → Continue reading

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Federal Funding Tap Dance: Are States Puppets Or Partners?

When considering how to get out of the way of the growing red ink tsunami gushing out of D.C., one of the first questions that comes to mind is what states can do about it. Many federal programs could be rejected by states, but they aren’t. Obviously, they want the money. Prior governors and legislators have opted to accept federal funds in an effort to tout how much they accomplish while in office, handing the strings and increased obligations to the next set of officials. Continue reading

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