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Education Inequality

Love and Boxing: The Coach Changing Lives on Chicago's West Side

Olivia Cole | Posted 03.30.2016 | Chicago
Olivia Cole

Jamyle Cannon is a teacher on the West Side of Chicago at DRW College Prep, a school where four shootings happened nearby last Monday alone, and he knows firsthand what his students are up against. Gang violence. Poverty. Food deserts.

Our New Forum For Ideas, ADL@SALON

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

To meet the demands of a century defined by rapid change, it is my belief that ADL transform itself into a learning organization, one capable of continuous reinvention. In short, an organization that thrives on innovation.

The Global Search for Education: Learning How to Learn

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Numeracy and literacy are important, but learning is also a vehicle to help people recover and regain what is most critical to them - their own digni...

The Global Search for Education: Creative China - Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"It requires tremendous emotional intelligence, self-understanding, wisdom, maturity, and confidence to maintain a minimal interventionist attitude wh...

U.S. Education and the S.A.T. vs. Liberty and Equality

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Since education equals opportunity, our educational system plays a strong role in this tremendous wealth imbalance -- despite efforts to the contrary -- because it unfortunately favors wealth.

America's Classist Education System

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

America's education system is unequal and unfair. All parents want what is best for their children, but some parents -- and states and school districts -- have greater means to provide them with educational resources.

The Prince Edward County Free School: 50 Years Later, a Model for the Fight for Education Equality

Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo

For some kids, education means a chance at a life that is not 14 hours a day of backbreaking labor, risking lives to leave families and toil as migrant laborers across the treacherous border; it means hope for a better future.

When Stakes are High and Outcomes Questionable, Parents Should Resist

Arnold Dodge | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
Arnold Dodge

The stress that is put on the whole system is troubling. The stress put on individual students is unconscionable.

Civic Engagement and Higher Education: It Is Not Only About Tutoring

Eric Mlyn | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Eric Mlyn

When students on our campuses tutor K-12 students,they are engaging in a charitable response to a complicated issue. If we do not teach them, we are conveying that a charitable response is sufficient.

Why We Can't Wait to Close the School Achievement Gap

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 03.21.2014 | Education
Mark Ridley-Thomas

As we mark the federal holiday that celebrates the life and work and sacrifice of Dr. King, the words of a young transformative leader in the making have been muted. A growing achievement gap affecting students of color threatens our communities.

Education and Wealth

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Early cognitive development is so determinative of what happens later that to continue the tired squabble about who to blame -- teachers, schools, or the income distribution -- is to waste valuable time.

You've Been Lied to, and Other Truths About Educating Girls

Richard E. Robbins | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Richard E. Robbins

A child of the dump, on her way to college. It was a story that brought nearly everyone to tears. But not me. I was still skeptical. I was still reluctant to truly embrace something that was incontrovertibly true and unquestionably important.

Mainframe vs. Personal Computer? Or Higher Education in the 21st Century

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

Both Applegate and Reshef give us food for thought. Those of us that hold fast to traditional modes of learning might benefit from opening our minds and rethinking the delivery of higher education.

Inequality in the American Education System

William H. Schmidt | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
William H. Schmidt

The reality is that, for most students, the education they receive is largely based on chance, making academic opportunities into a kind of lottery -- one with profound consequences.

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...

Lack Of Resources Is No Excuse For Mediocrity

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.29.2011 | Education
Brock Cohen

Politicians and pundits extol the necessity of a "21st-century education" and yet, what do we get? Another round of teacher layoffs and repeated hatchet blows to the school calendar.

Segregated And Satisfied In The Southland?

Gary Orfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Orfield

California is backwards in terms of racial and ethnic justice. Los Angeles changed the state constitution to block a desegregation plan.

POLL: Should Students Be Required To Pass An Exit Exam To Graduate?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

By 2012, three-quarters of the nation's schools will require students to pass a high school graduation test to earn a diploma. This growing trend has...

Education Reformers Can't Dodge Race Issues

Richard Whitmire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Whitmire

In Washington D.C. schools there is one topic that rarely gets raised, especially among white school reformers: race. Just too uncomfortable.

After Case Over School District Residency, Mother Tells Her Side Of The Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

After being convicted of falsifying records so that her children could attend a better school, Kelley Williams-Bolar served nine days in jail and is c...

Does Teach For America Address The Root Causes Of Education Inequity?

themhnews.org | Raisa Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

They have stark, eye-catching posters, they send you semi-personalized recruitment messages, and they want you to join "our generation's civil rights ...