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April 29, 2022
Our Floundering Public School System Is Failing Teachers
Wherever you want to lay the blame, the solution isn’t hard to find—it’s just expensive.
March 25, 2022
What I Learned About Standardized Testing
My peers and I spent years studying for the Standardized High School Admissions Test in NYC. Should that change?
March 15, 2022
How Progressives Won the School Culture War—in New Hampshire!
An upset victory last week in a red state suggests that the Republican Party’s game plan for attacking public education may not be a winning strategy.
Jennifer C. Berkshire
February 21, 2022
We Must Protect Historically Black Colleges and Universities
It’s no wonder HBCUs are under attack given how hostile our society remains to Black success.
Robert Greene II
February 21, 2022
I Helped Publish “Maus.” Never Once Have I Regretted It.
If you truly want a teenager to read any book with gusto, the first thing you need to do is, of course, ban it.
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February 15, 2022
“Return to Normal” Has Pushed Schools to a Crisis Point
How do you run a school without enough staff?
December 22, 2021
How Students Seized The Year
It’s been another tumultuous, traumatic year, but young people continue to organize.
November 2, 2021
How the War Over Critical Race Theory Affects Native Americans
The current backlash against teaching the truth about our history has added fresh insult to the long legacy of injuries to America’s Indigenous inhabitants.
October 29, 2021
The Use and Disadvantage of Doctrine in the Classroom
What does the debate over critical race theory in schools tell us about the place of doctrine in education?
October 20, 2021
How to Survive Being a Student-Survivor
Important lessons on victims’ rights and the ways to maximize their luck with Title IX.