Dumb and Dumber?  The Challenge of Local News and Public Education
Links to related websites

Note: These websites are merely suggestive of varied opinions on the forum topics. They address both local and national perspectives. They are not meant to be comprehensive nor do they necessarily reflect the opinions of the sponsors.

A. On Public Education:

Public Education Network:
http://www.publiceducation.org/

No Child Left Behind:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/reports/no-child-left-behind.html

A Critique: No Child Left:
http://nochildleft.com/

Washington Post on States Fighting No Child Left Behind Law:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52720-2004Feb18.html

Governor Jeb Bush on education:
http://sun6.dms.state.fl.us/eog_new/eog/library/...
and http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/pubaffairs/...

Floridaís e-budget:
http://www.ebudget.state.fl.us/govpriorities/...

NEA: Good News About Public Schools in Florida:
http://www.nea.org/goodnews/fl01.html

"School: The Story of American Public Education" (website from PBS documentary that provides broad background and commentary):
http://www.pbs.org/kcet/publicschool/

Barbara Miner, "Why the Right Hates Public Education," Progressive (January 2004)
http://www.progressive.org/jan04/miner0104.html

Center for Education Reform/Charter Schools:
http://www.edreform.com/index.cfm?fuseAction=section&pSectionID=14&cSectionID=34

People for the American Way: Education Initiatives:
http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=12

Florida Educational Organizations:
http://www.fldoe.org/Index_Pages/organizations.asp

Florida Civic Education:
http://www.flciviced.org/overview/videohelp.html

B. On Local News and Library Resources

Greg Byron: TV News: What Local Stations Donít Want you to Know: An essay on the state of local news.
http://www.tfs.net/~gbyron/tvnews1.html

Journalism.org:
http://www.journalism.org/resources/...

Local TV News Media Project (University of Delaware) Searchable data base of TV news stories:
http://www.localtvnews.org/

Internet Public Library:
http://www.ipl.org

Columbia Journalism Review: "Who Owns What?":
http://www.cjr.org/tools/owners/

Journalist Bill Moyers on media reform:
http://www.commondreams.org/views03/1112-10.htm

C. Presidential Campaigns and News Coverage:

Columbia Journalism Review:
http://www.campaigndesk.org/

John Kerry:
http://www.johnkerry.com/

John Edwards:
http://www.johnedwards2004.com/home.asp

Ralph Nader:
http://www.votenader.org/

George Bush:
http://www.georgewbush.com/

Dennis Kucinich:
http://www.kucinich.us/

 

 
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