U.S. schools chief blasts charter ban
<br><span class="red"><b>Ohanian Comment:</b> Duncan to Maine and other states that restrict charters: "Do it our way or else!" He says restricting charters "hinders creativity." Tell that to the people who went to White Hat charters in Ohio. Tell that to kids who march lockstep in KIPP school... [MORE]
Talking Back to Educrat Spin
Ohanian comment: This article is worth reading for the rebuttal supplied by Mickey VanDerwerker, leader of the grass roots student advocacy group Parents Across Virginia United to Reform SOLs.This is an activist group who don't just complain about high-stakes testing. They talk back, refuting Standardisto claims with solid r... [MORE]
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Reform red in tooth and claw
<br><Span class="Red"><b>Ohanian Comment:</b> Here is part of the weekly legislative update Maine Rep Brian Hubbell sends to his constituents. He's been a member of the Bar Harbor and area district school boards for many years. That's the good news. The bad news is the battles he faces.
Representative Brian Hubbell
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weekly legislative new
Did you know NCLB has the National Guard teamed up with NASCAR to deliver health curriculum to 6th graders?
<span class="red"> <b> Ohanian Comment:</b> For me, Robin Brooks' letter to the editor of the <i>Times Record,</i> Maine's largest daily newspaper, is much more than "just" a letter to the editor. It sent me on a search for how the National Guard got involved in delivering health class i... [MORE]
Maine asks Feds, "Leave us alone"
Maine may soon become the first state to demand that the federal government either pay for the No Child Left Behind Act or waive the law completely.
A joint resolution, proposed by State Rep. Margaret Craven, D-Lewiston, and co-sponsored by more than half of the House and Senate, asks President George W. Bush and Congress to... [MORE]
NCLB In Your Face
Education law rankles state officials
May 29, 2003
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