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Education news and analysis from The Nation

  • 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

  • September 2, 1999

    Weird Science

    My first thought upon hearing that the Kansas state education board had removed evolution from its mandatory curriculum was: Go ahead! Be like that! Handicap your kids for life.

    Katha Pollitt

  • June 17, 1999

    CUNY Under Attack

    The politics of America's largest urban university have entered a restless, disordered, tumultuous period, a violent whirlpool from which it seems unable to extricate itself.

    Frederick S. Lane

  • June 17, 1999

    A Hard Schooling

    I come here and discover that you are merely another fraud in the city university system. Of the 150 receiving degrees today, you hold only 191 jobs. That is less than two jobs per student.

    Jimmy Breslin

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  • April 15, 1999

    The Education of Mike Milken

    "'Gotta go to Moraga!' That's what everybody says," notes a visitor to the Oz-like place where the American educational revolution is being plotted: "That's the code word for going to the mounta

    Russ Baker

  • April 15, 1999

    Voucher Veto

    In an effort to find common political ground on the vexing issue of public school reform, The Nation passes on to its readers a set of provocative proposals from Ron K.

    Ron K. Unz

  • March 4, 1999

    Money Science = Ethics Problems on Campus

    The third most dispensed drug in the United States is a thyroid medication called Synthroid.

    David Shenk

  • February 18, 1999

    Affirmative Racism

    Students across the country are gearing up to defend affirmative action on a national day of protest on February 24.

    Laura Flanders

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