Education

Side by Side: On Britain’s School Wars

Side by Side: On Britain’s School Wars Side by Side: On Britain’s School Wars

Melissa Benn attacks the deepening rift of privilege and privatization in Britain’s secondary schools.

Nov 2, 2011 / Books & the Arts / Stefan Collini

Occupy College

Occupy College Occupy College

The crushing burden of student debt has shattered the American dream for a whole generation. They want their future back.

Oct 26, 2011 / Feature / Tamara Draut

Teaching Peace Teaching Peace

If peacemaking is teachable, why are school so reluctant to offer classes in peace studies?

Aug 30, 2011 / Books & the Arts / Colman McCarthy

Can Teachers Alone Overcome Poverty? Steven Brill Thinks So Can Teachers Alone Overcome Poverty? Steven Brill Thinks So

The journalist blames teachers unions, not economic inequality, for students’ failure to achieve.

Aug 10, 2011 / Feature / Dana Goldstein

Rethinking Politics in the Classroom Rethinking Politics in the Classroom

We need a mandatory course in every high school that looks at society through the lens of ethics and morality, rather than efficiency and productivity.

Aug 10, 2011 / Feature / Daniel Judt

ALEC Exposed: Starving Public Schools

ALEC Exposed: Starving Public Schools ALEC Exposed: Starving Public Schools

Aggressively pushing voucher programs, ALEC is calling on states to “transform the system, don't tweak it" in a large-scale assault on public education.

Jul 12, 2011 / Feature / Julie Underwood

Should All Kids Go to College?

Should All Kids Go to College? Should All Kids Go to College?

Given skyrocketing college costs and the bleak jobs outlook, some argue that vocational school is an apt alternative to a four-year liberal arts program for many working-class kids...

Jun 15, 2011 / Feature / Dana Goldstein

Where Is Journalism School Going?

Where Is Journalism School Going? Where Is Journalism School Going?

The Medill School of Journalism's change of name is indicative of wider -- and frightening -- trends in journalism education.

Jun 1, 2011 / Michael Tracey

Vouchers: They’re Baaaaaack!

Vouchers: They’re Baaaaaack! Vouchers: They’re Baaaaaack!

As thirty-six states contemplate privatization measures, public schools are on the defensive.

Jun 1, 2011 / Feature / Peter Schrag

Repression in the United Arab Emirates Repression in the United Arab Emirates

Both the University of Paris-Sorbonne and NYU, which have branches in Abu Dhabi, have refused to speak out against the crackdown.

Jun 1, 2011 / Anna Louie Sussman

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