Tag: DNC and education

redefinED roundup: Ed reform tension at the DNC, charter school expansion in North Carolina & more

DNC: President Obama suggests Mitt Romney would gut education spending, but avoids mention of Race to the Top (redefinEd). (Image from Minnesota.publicradio.org) Panel discussions sponsored by Democrats for Education Reform highlight the battle within the party over education policy (redefinED). Teachers union leaders promise to campaign hard for Obama, despite[Read More…]

Deval Patrick: With Obama, students ‘have a champion in the White House’

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick made the most extensive remarks about K-12 education on the DNC stage last night. He didn’t explicitly mention Race to the Top, expansion of charter schools or a push for better teacher evaluation systems (all Obama administration priorities) but he did reference more accountability, higher teaching standards and[Read More…]

Democratic tensions over school choice, parent trigger in Charlotte

Like the Democratic Party platform on education, this is no surprise: Democratic tension over school choice and parental empowerment is on display at in Charlotte. But some of the developments and statements are still worth logging in. StudentsFirst co-sponsored a special screening of the new movie “Won’t Back Down” at the[Read More…]

Here’s the 2012 Democratic Party platform on education

This will surprise no one, but the 2012 Democratic Party platform, released yesterday, includes charter schools in the one sentence that offers a nod to school choice but does not include private learning options: “We will continue to strengthen all our schools and work to expand public school options for[Read More…]