Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lifelong Democrat ready for fight in Charlotte over school reform - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

Lifelong Democrat ready for fight in Charlotte over school reform - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post:

Answer Sheet



Lifelong Democrat ready for fight in Charlotte over school reform

The Democrats are opening their political convention on Tuesday with hopes of rallying the troops for the fall campaign ahead — but on one issue they are getting pushback from activists within the party: school reform.
The Obama administration’s school reform policies have been met with
(JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS)
increasing opposition in communities across the country over the past year for a variety of reasons, including:
* the expanded use of standardized test scores as the main “accountability” measure for students, teachers and schools
* the push to expand the number of charter schools despite their very mixed academic record and financial scandals involving some charter 

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