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A questionable plan to wire poor schools has turned into a business boondoggle.
Labor studies programs are under attack by a well-financed right-wing campaign.
Zero tolerance policies have created a "lockdown environment" in schools.
If "no child left behind" meant what it said, it would offer help, not
Russell Simmons was never a young voter. The 46-year-old hip-hop tycoon
cast his first vote in a presidential election seven years ago, he says,
at the age of 39.
Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom have long been pillars of highbrow
conservatism in America.
Devising a fair federal policy for higher education would not be hard.
It started with Congress, which in 1998 voted to deny federal financial
aid to students with minor drug convictions like marijuana possession.
Now the use of financial aid as an incentive to cu
Used to be, nearly everyone--Democrat or Republican--loved Head Start,
the federal preschool program for kids from low-income families. And why
As a law school dean, I was much taken with a statement from Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor's landmark opinion in the University of Michigan
case: "Law schools represent the training ground for a
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