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Coming Friday: School reforms, immigration detention centers

Post by Kim Bradford on Jan. 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm |
January 14, 2010 2:13 pm

Here’s what we’re working on for tomorrow:

A dogged pursuit by the New York Times has exposed troubling evidence about the lengths federal officials have gone to cover up cases of mistreatment and substandard care at federal immigration detention centers. The Obama administration needs to make good on its promise to increase oversight within Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Many people presume to speak for teachers: lawmakers, parents’ groups, the Washington Education Association, various K-12 lobbies. But there’s no substitute for letting teachers speak for themselves. When asked recently by a pro-education group, most of them appeared to support serious school reforms.

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