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June 19, 2014

Advocacy Group Calls for Cutting Federal Aid to College 'Dropout Factories'

A new report from the Education Trust calls for more accountability for colleges that graduate less than 15 percent of students in six years and have a large share of students who are unable to repay their loans after leaving school.

June 12, 2014

Judges Say Kan. Legislators Met K-12 Equity Order; Adequacy Question Open

A panel of judges in Kansas has ruled that state lawmakers satisfied an order from the state Supreme Court to make its K-12 finance system more equitable

June 10, 2014

Digital Education Needs More Accountability, Researchers Say

Companies that provide digital education for K-12 schools should undergo the same accountability as educators and administrators, say the authors of a new book.

June 09, 2014

Paul Thomas: The Problem Isn't Just Common Core, but the Entire Reform Agenda

A call for national standards is a political veneer, a tragic waste of time and energy that would be better spent addressing real needs in the lives of children

June 07, 2014

Can California Offer a New Model for Accountability? Or Are We Still Chasing Test Scores?

We who are opposed to "high stakes tests" are opposed not only to the most vicious uses of those tests, to close schools and fire teachers. We are opposed to the practice of making standardized tests central to the educational process in our schools.

June 06, 2014

American Schools - Back to 'Separate But Equal'?

Marc Tucker explains how housing segregation leads to school segregation and calls for reforming our school finance system.

June 03, 2014

Is Direct Instruction a School-Equity Issue?

An education professor writes that direct instruction presents a quandary for educators. On the one hand, he says, it can to help students' acquire basic skills and do better on standardized tests. On the other, it embodies a highly restrictive view of learning.

June 02, 2014

Students at Seven Schools Sue California to Get More Instructional Time

The students allege that they have lost hours, days, and months of education because of the lack of resources in their schools.

May 16, 2014

Devastating Report Condemns Corporate Reform as Civil Rights Fraud

As the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education arrives, a report has been released by the Journey 4 Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led organizations, which declares corporate education reform a civil rights fraud.

May 15, 2014

A Free College Education: A Basic American Right?

Earning a college education is something that is a double-edged sword for the nation's youngest adults and for some of their parents too. Society dictates that some form of secondary education is an absolute must for lifetime success but the cost associated with earning those credentials is debilitating. The Washington Post reports that the average college student will graduate with $25,000 in debt. With over $1 trillion in outstanding loans, student debt outweighs credit card debt and is exempt from bankruptcy protection.

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