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National Journal "Education Experts" (sans moi) Opine on Magical Money Tree

The major publication National Journal has convened a group of “Education Experts” to answer major policy questions on a new blog. Their inaugural question is about the “magical money tree”: Given the bleak budgetary outlook for many states, should stimulus funds be primarily devoted to staving off education cuts, or should the administration focus on leveraging the money to drive its reform agenda? Some key quips I like so far….


Amendment 49 Sock Puppets: Maybe Not Too Rich for Your Piggy Bank

My friends at the Education Policy Center usually want me to talk about, well, education. But can I be forgiven if I take a break just for today? This is your official reminder from Eddie to make a bid on the famous Amendment 49 sock puppets. The bidding is already too rich for my piggy bank, but maybe someone out there will think of me on their Christmas list. On second thought, I’d much rather have a new bike. You can keep the sock puppets for yourselves. But don’t forget to keep bidding for a good cause. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the video that started it all:


Come Out Friday!: Democrats Who Want to Stop Cheating Kids Like Me

Earlier, I told you to save the date for a great event my friends at the Education Policy Center are putting on. Well, if you’re looking for anything to do this Friday, here are the details: Last month, a group of national and Colorado Democratic leaders met in Denver to vocally challenge the teachers union and the status quo in education. Organizer of the event and Democrats for Education Reform executive director Joe Williams will discuss the education reform movement within the Democratic Party, and his book Cheating Our Kids: How Politics and Greed Ruin Education. Friday, September 19, 2008 5:30 pm Reception 6:15 pm Program Members, Educators, and School Board Members Free • All Others $5 Independence Institute Offices 13952 Denver West Parkway (Building 53), Suite 400 Golden, CO 80401 Call Nancy at 303.279.6536 or click email link below to RSVP. Can’t come? Listen live at http://Live.iVoices.org. Tune in at 6:15 pm MST. RSVP for this Event The name for the event is “Democrats are Standing up to the Teachers Unions: Can this be True?” Kids like me aren’t going to get all the public and private school choices we need, unless we convince political leaders in both major […]