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Occupational Licensing on the Road to Major Reform?

May 22, 2017 0

Occupational licensing requirements create barriers to entry that keep many Americans from starting businesses or earning a living. But some states are starting to rethink licensing. Juan Montesdeoca did the unthinkable in the eyes of the Arizona State Board of […]

Why America’s Public Media Can’t Do Its Job

May 10, 2017 0

Public broadcasting is regularly under fire for bias, but there are deeper problems in play for the PBS system. Christopher Chávez, University of Oregon When the Trump administration released its proposed budget in March, it suggested eliminating federal funding for […]

School Choice and Vouchers Primer

April 26, 2017 0

Tax credits, school choice and ‘neovouchers’: What you need to know Kevin Welner, University of Colorado As Republican lawmakers craft a tax reform bill, there’s speculation on the import taxes, value-added taxes and tax cuts it may usher in. Meanwhile, […]

News Literacy Project Module 2: Exercising Civic Freedoms

April 22, 2017 0

Module Two of the News Literacy Project teaches students about Exercising Civic Freedoms.  This includes investigative journalism and citizen journalism. Module 2 of the News Literacy Project is titled Exercising Civic Freedoms.  It is all about the role the press […]

Evaluating The News Literacy Project: A Series

April 22, 2017 1

Facebook and news organizations are banding together to fight ‘fake news’ with a new curriculum for schools.  Can we trust them to teach students what news is? ‘Fake News’ has been the hot topic for quite a few months, particularly […]

News Literacy Project: Module 1: Filtering Information

April 22, 2017 0

Module One of the News Literacy Project teaches students about Filtering News and Information. In examining the News Literacy Project’s curriculum, I wanted to experience it the way a student would, so I avoided looking at the Teacher’s Guide that […]

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