Dana Goldstein is a Puffin Foundation writing fellow at The Nation Institute and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. Her writing on education, women's issues, public health, and American politics has appeared in The Daily Beast, The American Prospect, The Nation, the Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate and BusinessWeek. You can follow her work at www.danagoldstein.net. Her book, The Teacher Wars, will be out next fall.
A crude and hackneyed film, Won’t Back Down peddles an improbable and deceptive message about schools and poverty.
Senate candidate Todd Akin claimed yesterday that “legitimate rape” somehow turns off the female body’s reproductive capabilities. That is absurd.
On Tuesday, the secretary of education spoke bluntly about our nation’s values.
Here are some questions the candidate wants to avoid.
For years, male Democrats have credited their wives with moving them to the left on gay marriage.