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In the Battle for Our Future, It's Time for Education Bonds

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Why not give everybody a chance to contribute through Education Bonds? The money raised through these bonds could finance a large-scale, transformative effort to cure the public education system.

How the Gender Wars Became a Class War

Joan Williams | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
Joan Williams

When The Atlantic's article "The End of Men" came out, I was irritated. They're at it again in a piece that crows about "The Spectacular Triumph of Working Women Around the Globe" -- a title that becomes mystifying as soon as you read the article.

Education Gap Grows Between Rich And Poor, Studies Show

The New York Times | Sabrina Tavernise | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education was historically considered a great equalizer in American society, capable of lifting less advantaged children and improving t...

More Focus on Math, Science Education Vital to Economic Progress

Paula Allen-Meares | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
Paula Allen-Meares

A great deal of attention recently has been focused on an issue of real importance to the future of our nation -- the need to train more undergraduates, especially blacks, Hispanics and women, in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Today's Educated, Working Women Are Worse Off Economically: Study

Evan Allis | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

A recent working paper from NYU professors Raquel Fernandez and Joyce Cheng Wong suggests that a steady rise in divorce rates throughout the 1960s and...

The Education Gap: Lessons from Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Steve Jobs

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Last week we lost two great visionary leaders whose impact on the world has forever changed our lives. Yet, sadly, I think we missed the opportunity to make their contributions to society a real teachable moment for our children.

Happiness In 'Omelas' Depends on the Suffering of a Single Child. Could You Live With That?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.06.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

My site went on vacation for a few weeks in August. A lot can happen in a few weeks, and a lot did. But what stands out is a two-week course in Comput...

How the Education System Fails Underprivileged Students

Brandy Williams | Posted 10.29.2011 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

Well-meaning educators are often the source for underprivileged student failures. In giving underprivileged students excuses and passes, educators teach them that the world owes them something.

Taking on Stark Inequalities in NYC Schools

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Ben Jealous

NY schools have increasingly co-located charter schools inside public schools as a cost-cutting measure. Co-locations can lead to disparities, division and tension among students, which can impede learning.

Bridging the Educational Gap

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

I find the answers that have been given concerning the education system are unsatisfactory. The answers just don't match the realities faced by more than 40 million students between kindergarten and the end of high school.