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Afternoon announcements: The Dalai Lama tweets about education

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March 08, 2013 06:03 pm


The Dalai Lama has chimed on education, on twitter no less. His thoughts: “Education is the way to achieve far-reaching results, it si the proper way to promote compassion and tolerance in society.” The Answer Sheet

Jon Stewart responds to critics of pre-kindergarten funding in this video. The Daily Show

Students in Iowa who were excited to visit the White House for a tour are feeling the impact of sequestration, as all tours have been suspended due to the budget cuts. However, the Easter Egg Roll is still a go. Education Week

Philadelphia officials voted to close 23 schools as public education supporters rallied on Thursday to save them. More than a dozen people were arrested on disorderly conduct charges. Education Week

Diane Ravitch, an education historian and modern reform critic, has begun her own education advovacy organization, named Network for Public Education. The organization will support candidates who oppose high-stakes testing, mass school closures, and a move towards charter schools. Politics K-12


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