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Voters take distortions in stride
Telegram & Gazette [Worcester, MA], by Clive McFarlane

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Posted By:onashi, 10/24/2012 1:29:08 PM

The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, founded with the goal of giving every child the education necessary to succeed in the changing marketplace, was the powerbroker behind the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993. The organization spearheaded an unprecedented groundswell of collaboration between Massachusetts educators and policymakers. Former Gov. Bill Weld eventually signed off on the legislation, once a charter school provision was added.

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Attention, fact-checkers! Here is another misguided effort from Clueless Clive to use selective "facts" to smear Mitt Romney. Then he consults with lefty academics to agree that 0bama is still on track to win on election day. (Polls be damned. Boy, are they all in for a rude awakening.)

      


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