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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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When conservatives challenge curricula like they did last week in Fairfax County, Virginia, they reveal fundamental tensions in liberal education that aren’t going away.

February 11, 2013

Newly released e-mails show the former governor's foundation quietly promoted his corporate partners, including a company he's invested in. 

January 30, 2013

66 percent of Chicago parents back teachers and their union, while Romney-Ryan back wrongheaded Rahm Emmanel—and the fantasy that parents don't like public education.

September 13, 2012

Twenty-six thousand teachers and school staff are expected to join the picket lines in Chicago Monday. Why? 

September 10, 2012

The New York Times asks whether the law has been “nullified.” It hasn’t been.

July 6, 2012

Even the non-sporty among us have likely benefited from its enforcement.

June 25, 2012

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

On Tuesday, the secretary of education spoke bluntly about our nation’s values.

June 14, 2012

On Monday, 90% of Chicago Teachers Union members voted to support a strike if one is called.

June 12, 2012

Mitt blames Obama for rising tuitions, but ignores the role of federal student aid in reducing its burden on families. 

May 8, 2012