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The Sound & Fury about Public School Reform

The Sound & Fury about Public School Reform

Philanthropy News Digest has piece about parents in a California community invoking a “trigger” provision in state law that enables parents to convert a low-performing school to a charter school run by a for-profit company: With support from Los Angeles-based Parent Revolution, parents in Adelanto, California, a poor community on the edge of the Mojave […]

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Competing for Manufacturing Jobs:  Racing into the Darkness?

Competing for Manufacturing Jobs: Racing into the Darkness?

In case you missed it, Sunday’s New York Times had a front-page story on why the US has such a hard time competing for manufacturing jobs.  According to the article, here is a typical description of the problem as seen by Apple: Apple executives say that going overseas, at this point, is their only option. […]

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Anybody remember what a moderate sounds like?

Anybody remember what a moderate sounds like?

This blog post by Timothy Snyder over at the New York Review of Books reminded me of a point of view that is just plain missing in America these days. Patriots pay their share. To refuse to do so in a moment of need, which is just what the Republicans leadership did during the negotiations […]

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