First bell: 10-11-12

A first look at today's most important education news:

Fordham's latest

"Do we need a new charter revolution?" by Kathleen Porter-Magee, Common Core Watch

"Unions and charters are incompatible," by Adam Emerson, Choice Words

An increasing number of teachers are buying, selling, and sharing instructional resources through online marketplaces like Teacherspayteachers.com. (AP)

Cleveland’s mayor and schools CEO are campaigning hard for a proposed school-funding levy, despite concerns by some city residents over the proposed tax increase. (The Plain Dealer)

The Century Foundation’s Richard Kahlenberg published a “liberal critique” of race-based affirmative action in today’s Wall Street Journal.

Mitt Romney is expressing more moderate views on many key issues, including education, the Washington Post reports.

A new report finds that civics education is wanting in most states. (Curriculum Matters)

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