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The true problems facing public education are inequality and opportunity gaps.

Maya Soetero-Ng

Like her brother, President Obama, Soetoro-Ng wants to revamp school systems and broaden test-focused curriculums.

Obama's education policy is far too close to George W. Bush's. Those of us who recognize the importance of public education can't wait for the administration to lead the way.

The celebrated film tells a familiar story about unions and schools—but misses what's new.

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.

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.

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Several congressional Democrats, along with progressive activists, are launching a campaign to eliminate student debt.

April 21, 2015

The Senate's proprosal to replace the failed law would shift the public education battleground more fully to the states.

April 16, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

Reports of human rights abuses continue to haunt NYU’s overseas projects.

February 23, 2015

Students in Newark, New Jersey, walked out of class earlier this month in protest of the “One Newark” plan to privatize the district’s schools. A substitute teacher reflects on the action.

September 26, 2014

He’ll do to the country what he did to Newark’s schools, the governor promises.

August 1, 2014

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