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Education Reform news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 18, 2000

    Racial Justice 101

    In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.

    the Editors

  • May 18, 2000

    School Colors

    How can we respond most effectively to right-wing assaults on the premises of public education?

    Amy Wilkins: The way that you deal with th

    Luis Garden Acosta, Lisa Delpit, Harold Levy, Adam Urbanski, Deborah Wei, Amy Wilkins and Herbert Kohl

  • May 3, 2000

    The Details of Life

    This article is adapted from Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope (Crown).

    Jonathan Kozol

  • March 30, 2000

    The New U

    While the public has been napping, the American university has been busily reinventing itself.

    David L. Kirp


  • February 16, 2000

    Education and the Election

    By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na

    Peter Schrag

  • February 16, 2000

    An Antisocial Idea

    Just because the ed whiz-biz politicians and the education bureaucrats have announced the end of "social promotion" doesn't mean that it ever existed--not for the past thirty years, anyway.

    Susan Ohanian

  • September 30, 1999

    Standardized Schools

    Wielding high-stakes tests, a noisy alliance of politicians, corporate CEOs and media pundits seems intent on standardizing education, proclaiming that every kid in America should march in lockst

    Susan Ohanian

  • September 16, 1999

    Inherit an Ill Wind

    Way down in Georgia last month, REM lead singer Michael Stipe paused in the middle of a solo during a rock concert because he had Kansas on his mind.

    Larry Witham and Edward Larson

  • September 9, 1999

    Students for Sale

    Research support was provided by the Open Society Institute and the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

    Steven Manning