Arnold Hamilton

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Millions Wasted

POSTED BY FROSTY TROY In the 2006-07 school year, the Bush Administration blew $595 million for the fast-growing industry of for-profit and nonprofit tutoring providers. It remains unclear whether or how much those extra lessons are boosting student performance. Researchers from the Virginia Department of Education released a report in April that compared the performance…

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Open Letter To Ivan Holmes

BY EDWIN E. VINEYARD I have attended several Democratic affairs where you were present and reported on what you were doing as party chairman. I am convinced that you have worked very hard at this, and I commend you for your efforts. You have tried and tried, but we still came out badly in Oklahoma….

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Still Unequal

FRANK P. BELCASTRO Dubuque, IA The Schott Foundation for Public Education, which tracks the educational progress of black males, issued its most recent report on “the school performance of African-American males.” The organization found “that 53% of black males did not receive diplomas with their cohort during the 2005-06 school year.” A research consultant with…

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