In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.
How can we respond most effectively to right-wing assaults on the premises of public education?
Amy Wilkins: The way that you deal with th
This article is adapted from Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope (Crown).
While the public has been napping, the American university has been busily reinventing itself.
By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na
Just because the ed whiz-biz politicians and the education bureaucrats have announced the end of "social promotion" doesn't mean that it ever existed--not for the past thirty years, anyway.
Wielding high-stakes tests, a noisy alliance of politicians, corporate CEOs and media pundits seems intent on standardizing education, proclaiming that every kid in America should march in lockst
Way down in Georgia last month, REM lead singer Michael Stipe paused in the middle of a solo during a rock concert because he had Kansas on his mind.
Research support was provided by the Open Society Institute and the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.
My first thought upon hearing that the Kansas state education board had removed evolution from its mandatory curriculum was: Go ahead! Be like that! Handicap your kids for life.