Nation Topics - Education Policy
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The problems facing our schools demand solutions, not slogans.
The author offers an uplifting example of a public high school that offers students exceptional education in New York City, but wants more students across the US to have similar opportunities.
Nation Student Writing Contest Winner: A freshman at Old Bridge High School reports on how New Jersey's budget cuts have cheated her and her fellow students of a quality education.
The disconnect between the realities of public schools and the policy prescriptions coming from the White House is the crux of the problem in education.
In The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Diane Ravitch has found a new métier as a critic of neo-capitalist school reform.
Largely overshadowed by Healthcare's passage, student loan reform promises big changes to the current bank-based lending system. This week, The Breakdown with Christopher Hayes and education Policy Analyst Ben Miller, dissect these changes and explain how they will effect college students, past, present and future.
Charter and merit pay advocates make up in lobbying what they lack in community support.
Liberal living coast to coast. A look at the forthcoming Nation Guide to the Nation, with Katrina vanden Heuvel. Plus: Patty Hearst and Obama's education choice.
School reform could take on new meaning if Obama's secretary of education is actually an educator.
Will our next president have the courage to scrap No Child Left Behind?
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