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Education news and analysis from The Nation
October 24, 2006
Playing Politics at School
Casting himself as tough on school crime as election day nears, Kentucky Republican Representative Geoff Davis is pushing a measure that puts the constitutional right of students at risk.
October 10, 2006
Leave No Tax Cheat Behind
If President Bush and the Republican Congress would close the loopholes on tax cheats--especially the superrich--there would be ample money to improve the nation's public schools.
John C. Fager
August 27, 2006
Ann Cooper, gourmet chef turned healthy school food advocate, talks about becoming a "lunch lady" and what it takes to reform our children's cafeterias.
August 24, 2006
A new charter school is embracing "eco-gastronomy"--a holistic curriculum based around food--hoping "to renew New Orleans one okra plant and one child at a time."
July 21, 2006
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Nicholas von Hoffman
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June 16, 2006
Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty position at Yale.
June 15, 2006
Rebels With a Cause
A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.
June 1, 2006
Campus Breakthrough on Sweatshop Labor
The University of California has thrown its weight behind an antisweatshop initiative on campus logowear, proof that conscientious consumers can humanize the forces of global capitalism.
May 30, 2006
Leap into the Fray
The new generation of academics and scholars is challenged to join, elevate and improve the national conversation, and persuade the public to come back to politics.
May 25, 2006
The prosecution of an 8-year-old in New York for wrongful homicide in a school bus accident invokes the "wild child" hysteria of the Central Park jogger case.
Patricia J. Williams