by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer 
 
Michelle Rhee took a lot of flak trying to reform Washington, D.C., schools. Now she's out. The political machine that governs not only the city but its schools has changed gears. The mayor who hired Ms. Rhee lost his primary bid to run again and the new candidate, a pretty sure shoo-in for mayor, isn't interested in keeping the school chancellor, so she resigned. Ms. Rhee hopes, she says, that the reforms she instigated will continue even
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by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer
 
We already know that students in public schools are tested, analyzed and remediated half to death, but even that doesn't seem to be enough. Now their every move is being tracked by radio frequency identification.
 
But, say Texas school officials, it's all for good reasons -- safety purposes, and more money, since students can be better accounted for when they don't show up for attendance recording.
 
What message does this send to our
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by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer
 
Good news for children in Mississippi -- more parents than ever are taking charge of their offsprings' education.

This is also good news for all other families in Mississippi. As more parents lead the way by choosing independence and showing how it can be done, ideas and opportunities multiply for everyone.
 
Dawn Bynum and Janine Mangum cite their reasons for choosing to educate their own children: better academics, better
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