07.03.14 AFC Daily News Clips – morning edition

Good morning:

One day away from celebrating our nation’s birthday – I hope everyone has an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Although, not everyone will be celebrating, as British comedian Stephen Merchant asks, “What if the Brits had won?”
Meanwhile, in Illinois, incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn received a strong [read: sarcasm] endorsement from the state’s teachers union, “Despite past animosity, teachers union backing Quinn.” Now that’s a ringing endorsement. Over at the NEA’s convention, they’ve agreed to solve their hemorrhaging membership issue by adopting the term, “toxic testing.” Perhaps a clear sign that the nation’s largest teachers union doesn’t understand why they’re losing public support and members.
Have a great day!

Tweet of the morning:

School Choice

Redefined: Running for school board and supporting parental choice http://bit.ly/TF4ooK

Charter School News

Texas Tribune: TEA Chief circumvents state board charter school veto http://bit.ly/1obJOpA
Detroit Free Press: Free Press series was too hard on charter schools (guest column) http://on.freep.com/1pZxxG7
MacIver Institute: Zweifel foolish to put politics ahead of hard data on charter schools http://bit.ly/1qqJJl2

Education Reform News

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Education part of inequality story, Fed post says http://on-ajc.com/1pLwvBJ
EdWeek: Common-Core fight pits La. Governor against State Chief, Board http://bit.ly/VhCIaX
The Washington Post: Under pressure, D.C. school system gets more aggressive about selling itself http://wapo.st/1t1sASt
Buzzfeed: Bobby Jindal Courts Religious Right With His Eye On 2016 http://bzfd.it/TRnvwf
The Pantagraph: Despite past animosity, teachers union backing Quinn http://bit.ly/1o4yhqO


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