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Morning Announcements: December 16, 2010

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December 16, 2010 03:58 pm

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Minnesota Public Radio examines college drop outs and estimates there are 37 million Americans who have some college credits under their belt, but no diploma hanging on their wall.

eSchool News discusses the 2009 PISA scores and uses a sports metaphor from Bob Wise, president of the Alliance, to sum up the results: “We’re like the Redskins. We’re doing a little better on the field and we’re winning a few games, but we’re nowhere near the Super Bowl. We need to figure out how we’re going to get each of our kids the Super Bowl ring.”

According to the Washington Examiner, many students do not feel safe in school.

In Los Angeles, teachers union reiterate their firm opposition to furloughs, larger classes and use of students’ test scores to evaluate teachers’ performance.

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger writes about a new law that allows parents of students at troubled schools to demand such significant reforms as closing a school, replacing a school’s management or most of its staff, or reorganizing a school into a charter, if 51 percent of parents sign a petition.

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