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Making a difference amid a school's culture of cruelty CSM
Anger is the unofficial mascot at my school...The acts of grace I've glimpsed, however, give me hope that the struggle against cruelty is well worth waging.

Diversity sours at Lakeside Joanne Jacobs
A push for diversity has backfired at a posh Seattle private school that happens to be the alma master of Bill Gates.

Views of Parents, Students and Teachers Sought NYT
New York City’s Department of Education has begun a $2 million citywide survey concerning attitudes about the public schools.

Barely Legal Field Trip Action The Chalkboard
Matthew Carr, Jay Greene, and Marc Holley look at field trips gone wild in the latest City Journal. Remember all this crazy stuff is going on in a nation where all we supposedly do from September to July is teach to the test.

Creeping Big BrotherishnessTQATE
Objectively speaking, I'm sure that new tools like Edline, which gives parents up-to-the-minute information about their children's academic progress--class attendance, quiz grades, the whole megillah--are probably a good thing. in high school

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