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#TeachAcceptance and the Fight for the Soul of SF’s Catholic Schools

Posted by in education, News, Rights · by Patricia Miller · February 27, 2015 Despite media reports to the contrary, it doesn’t appear that San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is backing down from his attempt to dictate the private morality of teachers in San Francisco Catholic schools or from his effort to exempt them from federal anti-discrimination protections. The San Francisco Chronicle reported this week that Cordileone will abandon his proposal to declare all teachers at Catholic schools in the diocese “ministers,” which under the Hosanna-Tabor Supreme Court decision would apply the “ministerial exemption” from federal labor laws to all teachers, not just to…read more

Teachers Versus Tyrant

Posted by in Commentary, education, Rights

Students and teachers protest outside Brooklyn Technical High School. | Photo Credit: Nowshen Pranthi Governor Cuomo is holding public school funding hostage — but not if these teachers and students have anything to say about it. The Synapse Outside of the largest public high school in the country, Brooklyn Technical High School, teachers and students joined hands Thursday afternoon to unite against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s education policies. The protest was part of a day of action organized by the United Federation of Teachers, which has come out strong against Cuomo’s…read more

Separating fact from fiction in 21 claims about charter schools

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By Valerie Strauss February 28  Follow @valeriestrauss (Update: See endnote*) The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools  released a report last year titled “Separating Fact & Fiction: What You Need to Know About Charter Schools,” which takes 21 statements that it calls “myths” about charters and attempts to debunk them, one by one. Now three education researchers have completed a fact-checking analysis of the charter report, coming to some difference conclusions about each myth.  Following is part of the new analysis, which was published by the National Education Policy Center at the University of…read more