‘Bye, ‘Bye Bersin, Teachers Union Pro and Con, and Choice of All Kinds (Urban Education)

No snow days in San Diego, but after years of conflict Alan Bersin is out: School board votes to end Bersin contract in June (San Diego Union-Tribune). For more, see: Trustee suggests exit time for Bersin (The San Diego Union-Tribune), Bersin on the brink (The San Diego Union-Tribune). More SDUSD news: School charter proposals outlined (San Diego Union Tribune), Where Latinos live (San Diego Union Tribune).

Lots on choice, charters, and vouchers:

Choice may allow a racial backslide St. Petersburg Times
Most students get first-choice school St. Paul Times
Eugene's choice system spurs concerns about fairness Oregon Register Guard
Magnet school proves too attractive

The charter fallacy Baltimore Sun
Charter schools urged to do more than beat low-scoring neighbors Boston Globe
School board is asked to approve 3 charter applications Baltimore Sun
New Texas Policy Cracks Down on Charters Education Week
City students on waiting list to enter charter schools Asbury Park Press
Weeding out bad charters Dallas News
Report Faults Charter School LA Times
Unneeded codes burden charters Indianapolis Star

Education in the 'ownership' era Washington Times
Student Vouchers Invite Government Involvement Education NewsAnti Voucher Argument - Part 1 Texas Journal

Best of the Rest:

Seattle District Scrambles to Save Foundation Funds Education Week
The small school secrets of success Mitchell County Press
Starting A New School No Small Task Hartford Courant
Schools cut suspensions by half Durham Herald Sun
Detroit school board votes to let Burnley's contract lapse
Detroit Free Press
Fla. Board Seeks Social-Promotion Ban in All Grades
Holding back students? Orlando Sentinel
Change to student retention policy faces hurdles Miami Herald
Site-Based Management in Edmonton: An Evolving Idea Education Week
An Edmonton Journey Education Week
Reform Plan Would Give More Control to Schools on Spending LA Times
Dearborn schools launch 24-hour online tutoring Detroit Free Press

Growing up gangster Dallas Morning News
City principal finds teacher by turning to private sector Baltimore Sun
Strapped schools find ways to cut costs St. Paul Pioneer Press
Disabled thrive in transitional class Dallas News
Survey: Many DPS teachers unhappy Rocky Mountain News
Judge orders Arizona to properly fund English program
Arizona Republic
Saavedra wants focus on teaching, not testing Houston Chronicle
Controversy over 'zero tolerance' Philadelphia Inquirer


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