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Dr. Thomas Kane: In Vergara, Low-Income Students Pay

Today, in a piece for the Brookings Institute, Dr. Thomas Kane, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and expert witness in Vergara v. California, reviews — and offers his critique of — the recent California Court of Appeal’s flawed decision in Vergara. Kane begins by pointing out […continue]

California’s Latest “Badge of Honor”

by Students Matter Yesterday, the national education reform advocacy organization StudentsFirst published its State Policy Report Card, grading each state on how closely its education policies meet the established standards for effective public education systems. California earned an F. When faced with California’s failing grade, California’s Chief Deputy Superintendent of […continue]

A Lesson From Louisiana

by Students Matter Sometimes, folks speak softly and around the margins when talking about tough issues like inequality in our education system. Don’t count Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as one of those people. “The United States of America does not provide equal opportunity in education,” said Jindal in his keynote […continue]