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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.

NYU senior scholar Deborah Meier speaks with Pedro Noguera, guest editor of The Nation's special education issue, about the challenges facing the country's education system.

The change we need in education policy is more than a rebranding of No Child Left Behind.

Forget quick fixes. To compete internationally, we need to improve the whole system.

Bringing "choice" and "accountability" to the education system sounded good on paper, but in reality, that effort has failed.

 When it comes to acting to end Israeli war crimes, the international response has not suffered from too much haste but from far too little.

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Hardline reformers are using Vergara v. State of California to dismantle tenure in other states.

June 13, 2014

“They’ve lost before they even walked into that room,” said a Brooklyn English teacher. “They’re already telling themselves, ‘I can’t,’ and they’re stressed. They want to throw up.”

May 21, 2014

An alternative education that makes sense would go beyond test prep

May 5, 2014

And we wonder why there’s an education gap.

March 28, 2014

A grassroots movement tapped into fears that affirmative action would close off university spots for Asian-American students.

March 18, 2014

de Blasio’s pick for schools chancellor is a great first step toward changing the direction of school reform in New York. But it was just the first step.

December 31, 2013

Politicians pay lip service to the idea of preschool; the question is whether they will pay the bill.

November 20, 2013

Corporate-style education &lquo;reform” has been tried, and it has failed; the path forward is clear.

September 7, 2013

The co-founder of SFER asks that her group be defined by those who are a part of us, rather than those who are not.

August 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