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A senior Vatican official has confirmed previous reports to The Newspaper of Record that $400 million in Vatican gold bullion was authorized by veteran Roman Curia officials and delivered on pallets to Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford last week, just two days before she agreed to go public with her allegations of heavy petting […]

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DeVos, Detroit, and a False Media Narrative

 

In advance of today’s confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, the nominee for Secretary of Education, defenders of the status quo have been spinning a narrative about her reform efforts in Detroit that runs contrary to all available evidence.

In op-eds, editorials, and editorials veiled as news, the New York Times has pushed the narrative that in Detroit, “charter schools often perform no better than traditional schools, and sometimes worse.” However, as Max Eden and I show at Education Next today, all the available data show that charter schools in Detroit significantly outperform their traditional district counterparts.

Here’s a taste from the Mackinac Center’s report, one of the three studies of school performance in Detroit that we break down: