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Michael Rebell

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U.S. Schools Have a Poverty Crisis, Not an Education Crisis

(7) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 2:16 PM

In the 10 years since enacting the No Child Left Behind Act, we have made very little progress toward our national goal of closing the achievement gap between students from low-income families and their better-off peers. Implicitly acknowledging this lack of progress, President Obama announced last fall that his administration...

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Educational Budget Cuts: Unconscionable -- and Unconstitutional

(48) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 11:54 AM

This past fall California laid off 20,000 teachers, resulting in average class sizes in Los Angeles high schools of 42.5. Teachers in Hawaii were "furloughed" and classes canceled for 17 straight Fridays, In Illinois, 30,000 children lost preschool services, bilingual education was cut 25 percent and teacher recruitment in hard-to-staff...

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