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Discredited and broke, the school privatizer found an unlikely white knight.

If only they are bold enough, Democrats can win on their own wedge issues.

A questionable plan to wire poor schools has turned into a business boondoggle.

Zero tolerance policies have created a "lockdown environment" in schools.

If "no child left behind" meant what it said, it would offer help, not
sanctions.

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.

Used to be, nearly everyone--Democrat or Republican--loved Head Start,
the federal preschool program for kids from low-income families. And why
not?

Sit in classrooms, eat in lunchrooms, romp on playgrounds and wander the
hallways in randomly selected public schools in America: It's right
here, in the nation's increasingly segregated and as

In October 1968, at the height of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis, New
York Mayor John Lindsay got heckled off the stage at a synagogue in
Brooklyn.

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South Korea is turning away from a testing-obsessed educational culture just as the United States is doubling down on test-focused reforms.

September 30, 2011

President Obama is moving forward to reform NCLB unilaterally, but the House GOP has its own plan.

September 23, 2011

As part of a push to privatize schools, rich conservatives are pouring a fortune into a campaign to defend Republicans who support school choice schemes.

August 8, 2011

Last weekend, two very different speeches on the future of the teaching profession made news.

August 3, 2011

The Obama administration wants states to develop assessments for pre-schoolers. Here’s how it would work in the classroom.

July 6, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

Enrollment at for-profit colleges has surged dramatically in past years. But these institutions often lack accreditation and have dismal records of job placement--and the cost of attendance isn't cheap.

May 17, 2011

A house bill was passed in Arizona last spring banning ethnic studies classes like African American history and Chicano studies. This week, students and teachers across the country are holding a week of events in support of multicultural education.

October 1, 2010

If we can't find a way to pay living wages for kindergarten teachers, who are we?

August 3, 2010

Without accurate reports and transparent outcomes, the urgent need to implement high school reforms could pass without notice.

July 9, 2010