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National teachers’ group endorses Obama for 2nd term

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The nation’s largest teachers union voted on Monday to recommend that President Barack Obama be elected for another term. The vote from National Education Association delegates at a meeting in Chicago was 72.03 percent, a bit down from the last time the NEA recommended Obama in 2008,…

New Jersey Gov. Christie calls teachers union ‘political thugs’

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie had harsh words for the state’s largest teacher’s union on Wednesday. In an interview Wednesday night, the governor told ABC’s World News host Diane Sawyer that New Jersey teachers were wonderful public servants but that the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) was a “group…

Education Secretary: 82% of US public schools may ‘fail’ this year

In testimony to Congress Wednesday, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan made a startling claim: This year, up to 82 percent of public schools could “fail” the government’s “No Child Left Behind” standards. “No Child Left Behind is broken and we need to fix it now,” he said, according to a…

Oklahoma bill would mandate educators question evolution in classes

Educators in Oklahoma would be forced to openly question in their classes the legitimacy of the scientific theory of evolution should a new bill become state law. “It’s a simple fact that the presentation of some issues in science classes can lead to controversy, which can discourage teachers from engaging…

For-profit colleges rake in hundreds of millions from post-9/11 GI bill

For-profit universities collected about $640 million from the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill in its first year, according to a new U.S. Senate committee report. The boost to for-profits came at a time when the sector was subject to criticism for poor results and for leaving many students with unmanageable debts. By aggressively recruiting…

Education Secretary Duncan: We ‘desperately’ need to pass DREAM Act in lame-duck

As Congress prepares to take up the DREAM Act, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday said passing the measure is an urgent priority for America that “cannot afford to wait” until next year. On a call with reporters, Duncan depicted the “Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors”…

Texas board looks to ban ‘pro-Islamic bias’ from school books

Led by a conservative majority, the Texas Board of Education is stepping into the national media furor over a rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States, gearing up to vote later this week on whether or not “pro-Islamic bias” should be banned from school books. Granted, there’s not…

Education secretary: Schools have been lying to students

School systems across the country have been misleading students and parents into thinking they are ready for college, the Secretary of Education said Sunday. Arne Duncan told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour that the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program had reversed the trend of schools lowering standards. “What we’ve done…

New group to target Reid in Nevada Senate race

Sen. Harry Reid’s record to face scrutiny from new committee in Senate race A vanquished Republican candidate is making a comeback in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race, but not on the November ballot. Businessman Danny Tarkanian, who finished behind fellow Republican Sharron Angle in the state’s June primary, has formed a…

States slash pre-K programs as budgets bleed

States are cutting hundreds of millions from their prekindergarten budgets, undermining years of working to help young children — particularly poor kids — get ready for school. States are slashing nearly $350 million from their pre-K programs by next year and more cuts are likely on the horizon once federal…

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