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The Koch Brothers And The Battle Over Integration In Wake County’s Schools – Koch Brothers Exposed

Seal of Wake County, North Carolina

Seal of Wake County, North Carolina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The stakes in the battle over the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina couldn’t be higher.On one side are the billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, and the Tea Party and libertarian groups they fund. On the other, parents, students and community leaders who are bent on stopping measures passed by the conservative-led school board that they argue would re-segregate the county’s public schools, which had been a national model for diversity and integration.Since 2000, Wake County has used a system of integration based on income. Under this program, no more than 40 percent of any school’s students could receive subsidized lunches, a proxy for determining the level of poverty. The school district is the 18th largest in the country, and includes Raleigh, its surrounding suburbs and rural areas. It became one of the first school systems in the nation to adopt such a plan.

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Teacher evaluations have short shelf life – Times Union

New York state‘s new teacher evaluation law took years, and some court battles, to craft. By Thursday, virtually every school district in the state had an evaluation plan in place that will rate teachers based on their students’ performances on state tests as well as classroom observations.

via Teacher evaluations have short shelf life – Times Union.