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Charter schools: Red herrings

In a recent editorial about how school choice and charter schools ‘put public school funding at risk’, Donald Cohen waves three red herrings, hoping to distract you from the real issues at hand.  They come up a lot, so they’re worth looking at more closely.


Op-ed: “We’re not giving up on charter schools”

On Friday, hundreds of public charter school students who traveled to Concord learned a harsh lesson about the legislative process. They learned that sometimes partisan politics gets in the way of bipartisan problem solving. They came to the Legislative Fiscal Committee asking lawmakers to accept the first round of a $46 million federal grant to …

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Fiscal Committee Rejects Federal Grant

On Friday the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted along party lines to reject $10.1 million, the first-year portion, of the $46 million federal grant intended to expand and replicate successful chartered public schools to support at-risk students. Students from several charter public school packed the committee room and flooded the hallway. In August the grant …

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The $46 Million Free Lunch

The first thing to understand about charter schools is that reasonable people disagree about whether the outcomes from charter schools are significantly better than those from regular public schools.  (And by ‘outcomes’, I don’t mean just final scores.  I mean improvements.  Schools that have students who would do well under any circumstances don’t deserve any …

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Online Learning May Help the US Close Education Gap

Students Deserve the Best Education Possible

All our state’s students deserve the best education possible, and many people contribute to making that happen. Parents, teachers and school officials are all critical in the effort to educate our kids and help them unlock their potential. But our state legislators are also important, because they help set the overall approach that schools take …

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Is Dan Feltes New Hampshire’s Most Brazen Political Hypocrite?

If Dan Feltes (whom I often refer to as #FlatulentFeltes for all the gassy political air he discharges) is not New Hampshire’s most brazen political hypocrite, he has to be in the top five. Consider this: Just a few days later, we learned about Rep. Tamara Le’s “F*ck private and religious schools” Facebook post: And …

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