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Educating for Democracy: Connecting the Dots

Joel Shatzky | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The recent debates of the Republican Presidential candidates sadly suggested to me as an educator how unlikely it would be for the viewers and voters to separate fact from fiction.

Missouri Court Liberates Children Trapped in Failed Schools

Kate Casas | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Kate Casas

Each and every parent and child should be able to find the right school before they suffer the consequences of failure.

Randi Weingarten Declares Victory

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

This article comes to us courtesy of the New Haven Independent. PALO ALTO—Three thousand miles away from New Haven, the city became Exhibit A in ...

Education PACs Backing Charters, Vouchers, Show Muscle In Tennessee Races

Commercial Appeal | Jane Roberts | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

Two groups promoting charter schools and vouchers poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into state and local political races this year and wrote som...

With Few Political Points to Gain, Candidates Duck Education Conversation

Malcom Glenn | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Malcom Glenn

Including the vice presidential debates, there are still three more chances left for the candidates to truly engage in the most important issue before us--to give it more than a passing reference or two in the midst of the partisan back-and-forth.

Lawmakers Find Extra Money For Private Schools As Public Schools See Cuts

| Bill Lueders | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is the first of a three-part series by Bill Lueders exam...

Why Was Obama Missing-in-Action in Wisconsin?

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Had Obama gone to Wisconsin and campaigned, or even made a few public statements endorsing the Democrats seeking to unseat six of Walker's right-wing allies, the liberal Democrats might have turned a narrow defeat into a spectacular unprecedented victory.