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Friday Reading List: Mayoral Control, Remediation, and Must See TV

By Alyson Klein — September 11, 2009 1 min read

Happy Friday! Now that you’ve gotten through the first week of back-to-school madness, you can relax and check out these good reads:

*The administration says the stimulus saved or created 1 million jobs. Does that sound about right to you?

*Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urges colleges to help out K-12 schools, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

*Speaking of Duncan, clear your calendar Tuesday night for this Must See TV.

*Joanne Jacobs finds out where “college dreams go to die.” (The answer is in community college remediation classes.)

*Rep. John Kline of Minnesota, the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, reacts to President Barack Obama’s speech, tying the controversy to the debate over the feds setting curriculum.

*Checker Finn wonders if it’s time to throw in the towel on education reform.

*And Lesli Maxwell notes that Duncan may be his softening his stance when it comes to mayoral control.

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