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The Underappreciated Possibilities of Private School Options

When I think about influential education reformers over the last half-century – especially scholars and practitioners who have been creatively consequential over the entire period – Ted Kolderie is a lead member of a quite exclusive national class.  When it comes to Minnesota, I can’t of anyone who matches his contribution. Among other careers and assignments, he has served as executive director of the Citizens League; a reporter and editorial writer for the old Minneapolis Star and Tribune; a senior fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs; a principal of the Center for Policy Design, a founder of EducationEvolving; and...

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National Teachers’ Union Claim of No Members Lost Day After Janus is Misleading

As the one-year anniversary of Janus v. AFSCME approaches, the national teachers’ union AFT (American Federation of Teachers) recently made a misleading claim about the case’s impact on union membership. Photo of AFT President Randi Weingarten by AP/Andrew Harnik...

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