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Here are some recent useful resources on educational policy issues:

Teachers union fights new plan by Sacramento and other school districts to address low-performing schools is from The Sacramento Bee. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The NCLB Waiver Given To Eight California School Districts (Including Ours).

New York Schools: The Roar of the Charters is by Diane Ravitch at The New York Review of Books. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

The brainy questions on Finland’s only high-stakes standardized test is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System.

Who should decide who is college material and who isn’t? is from The Washington Post.

The education riddle we must solve now is by Barnett Berry.

Bill Moyers interviewed Diane Ravitch this week:

How to Criticize “Big Philanthropy” Effectively is by Joanne Barkan. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

I think Salon could have come up with a better headline, but this interview with the author of a book on the Chicago Teachers Union is very interesting.

Here are some additions to The Best Resources On California Court Case Attacking Teacher’s Rights:

Commentary: Standing with Beatriz against Vergara is by LA School Board member Steve Zimmer.

Attorneys give final arguments in Vergara suit challenging laws for teacher hiring, firing is from Ed Source.

Fate of California Teacher-Protection Rules Now in Hands of Judge is from Ed Week.