In a speech to the Urban League this morning, the president says he's creating a culture of accountability, not attacking teachers. But what kind of reform do we really need? The Nation's special issue on education presents an alternative vision for transforming our schools.
Diane Ravitch's research shows that charter schools, high-stakes testing and punishing teachers for low-scoring kids are all failing. That's why this former No Child Left Behind supporter now says we're lying to kids about education reform.
Students who have transferred from community colleges to four-year schools often lack the professional skills required to land jobs and internships after graduation.
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.
With conservatives increasingly shaping educational policies in states such as Arizona and Texas, The Nation's Melissa Harris-Lacewell wonders whether progressives are in danger of losing the youth to the right?
Despite conservative attempts to whitewash what they learn in school, young Americans are a diverse and tolerant bunch—and they know it.
A commencement address for those graduating into a disillusioned and disconnected can't-do nation.
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.