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
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June 09, 2014
June 07, 2014
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
Marc Tucker explains how housing segregation leads to school segregation and calls for reforming our school finance system.
June 03, 2014
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
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
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
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.
April 30, 2014
In our words and actions, we must represent the good in America. We must hold the doors open to those who have found them closed. That's what educational leaders are called to do.
April 22, 2014
A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
April 16, 2014
Education, corporate and philanthropic leaders from around the world who met in Essex, NY at a two-day Summit believe that many colleges will be unrecognizable in another decade and that unless millions more low-income students attain college degrees we face a global economic crisis.