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Negative media coverage has succeeded in undermining support among
prominent conservatives for a UCLA alumni group that paid students to
target and expose left-leaning faculty.

Establish a first-rate education system to draw on our
greatest untapped human resource: the children of our inner cities.

Apartheid education is alive in America and rapidly
increasing in hyper-segregated inner-city schools. And though it's now
fashionable for policy-makers to declare integration a failure,
effective programs across the country still survive--and deserve to thrive.

As the site of a trial on including intelligent design in biology
textbooks, Dover, Pennsylvania, is a focal point of a national debate
on science and religion. But a look at the town and its residents show
that the battle may not be so clearly defined.

San Francisco recently launched universal preschool, designed to make young participants higher earners and better citizens when they reach adulthood. If successful, San Francisco’s initiative could make preschool as commonplace as kindergarten.

When one of New York's biggest and most liberal institutions gets into the business of union-busting, it's hardly an internal matter.

How do you tell a student the story of September 11?

The Community Education Partners (CEP) serves students the public schools don't want--and it makes millions.

"The black pseudo leader is a parasite," wrote black pseudo-leader Armstrong Williams in October 2004.

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The knowledge that students can forgo tests without repercussions has emboldened parents across the state.

November 5, 2013

Following a Facebook fortune-funded teacher bonus plan, Newark teachers elected an incumbent president who supports a recent “performance bonus’ for ‘peer review’ plan, and an executive board mostly opposed to it.

June 28, 2013

Some nineteen states still allow corporal punishment in their schools, subjecting hundreds of thousands of American children to legalized floggings every year.

June 5, 2013

A school-closing hearing in Chicago becomes a test of whether corporate-driven school "reform" can be responsive and humane.

April 16, 2013

Past shuttered schools and glass-strewn vacant lots, the Chicago Teachers Union documents the likely toll of Rahm Emanuel's latest disastrous education plan.

April 5, 2013

The Superintendent of Public Instruction, who campaigned as an advocate for public education, was reelected with the message, "We can and must meet our constitutional obligation to invest in all of our kids.”

April 3, 2013

As 35 Atlanta educators are investigated for fudging standardized test scores, the bigger issue is the high-stakes testing that's taken over our education system.

April 2, 2013

Wisconsin's state Superintendent of Public Instruction runs for reelection as a critic of Scott Walker's attacks on teacher unions, funding cuts and vouchers proposals.

April 1, 2013

Mayor Emanuel’s flash school-closing announcement is meeting civil disobeidence from Chicago teachers—who are having no trouble poking gaping holes in every one of the city’s arguments.

March 29, 2013

In his State of the Union, Obama naively proposed universal preschool as a conservative idea. Conservatives will not agree.

February 14, 2013