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Montana school 'choice' battle may be at tipping point - The great charter school rip-off: Finally, the truth catches up to education "reform" phonies

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December 29, 2014View for printing

The key House Education Committee is stacked with lawmakers he said are "seriously biased and prejudiced ... against public education."

Public school leaders in Montana are fastening their seatbelts. It looks like the 2015 Legislature is going to be a bumpy ride.

The session that starts Jan. 5 promises more head-on collisions between those on the right who want "school choice" like charter schools and tax credits for private school scholarships and those on the left who denounce such ideas as unconstitutional "privatization."

Gail Schontzler, Chronicle Staff Writer

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The great charter school rip-off: Finally, the truth catches up to education "reform" phonies http://www.matr.net/article-63833.html

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Pre-K and school choice could divide lawmakers in 2015

The key House Education Committee is stacked with lawmakers he said are "seriously biased and prejudiced ... against public education."

Rep. Sarah Laszloffy, R-Laurel, is the daughter of Montana Family Foundation president Jeff Laszloffy, one of the state's most influential school-choice advocates.

Freshman Rep. Debra Lamm, R-Livingston, lobbied in favor of Montana Family Foundation-backed school choice bills in the 2011 and 2013 Legislative sessions.

Knudsen tapped Rep. Laszloffy to chair the House Education Committee and Lamm will serve as vice chairwoman.

http://www.matr.net/article-63762.html


Reader Comments:




When will we be weary of political name calling that aims to win folks who spend more time reading gossip magazines than participating in an academic discussion? And, will there ever come a time when we judge a politician with the same judging criteria that our high school debaters are judged on. If you replace logic and documentation with inflammatory arguments, you lose. And, when will we be adult enough to realize that there are folks on both sides who really do want quality education but who disagree on methodology.
--Nora McDougall-Collins




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