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WaPo Education Columnist Provides Favorable Coverage To For-Profit College Company Owned By WaPo

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.28.2011 | Media

It's pretty normal to see Washington Post contributors loosening their thought bowels to evangelize in favor of for-profit colleges. After all, one of...

The Charter School Debate: KIPP And Its Critics Are Both Right

John Thompson | Posted 06.17.2011 | Education
John Thompson

By pretending that KIPP serves our most vulnerable students, society is given an excuse for starving alternative services for our most traumatized kids.

Education Insiders: No Lasting Impact of "Waiting for 'Superman' "

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

There's no silver bullet that will magically (and quickly) cure all of our educational woes. Real reform, which is to say meaningful and lasting reform, happens incrementally much of the time.

Newsflash: We Need Fewer, Not More, College Grads?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Justin Snider

One surefire way to get people's attention is to say the exact opposite of what everyone else is saying -- to claim that conventional wisdom is wrong. And sometimes, of course, conventional wisdom is wrong.

Newsweek's Top High Schools List is Off Base

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

Scoring high on Newsweek's top US high schools Index has created an incentive for schools to push students who have no shot at passing the exams into high-intensity classes.