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Matt Damon and Mother Reject Union's Award

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige wrote a letter on behalf of herself and her actor son, Matt Damon, to the National Education Association, saying she no longer would accept the union's Friend of Education award. The reason: the union's president had collaborated with the founder of Teach for America on an opinion article.

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Former New York Officials' Trip Paid by Pearson

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The former state education commissioner, David M. Steiner, was among the officials from various states whose trips were paid for by the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit wing of the testing company. The news also included a scary bus incident in the Bronx and an expanding international teacher recruitment organization.

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