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Public Education Must Be Our New Frontier

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

Of all the impassioned debate we've witnessed in this presidential campaign, there has been remarkably little said about a policy issue critical to America's future: public education.

Restoring Federalism in Education

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

It's probably best that our nation's founders are not around to hear the current debate about education policy in the United States. Those who fought and worked so hard to create this new country likely would be badly confused, and probably greatly frustrated, by the language being used today.

Rebecca Klein

School Board Group Decides Working With Big Tobacco Isn't The Best Idea After All | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

An education group that represents more than 90,000 local school board members has decided to end its fledgling partnership with a major tobacco compa...

This Is Why 12 Percent Of High School Graduates Don't Go To College

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.29.2014 | College

By the age of 26, just 12 percent of high school graduates have failed to enroll in a two or four-year college. Of this 12 percent, many are male, fro...

The Public View of Public Schools: Are the Nation's Policymakers Listening?

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

This year's PDK/Gallup poll elicited Americans' opinions on a wide array of education topics, including Common Core State Standards, student standardized testing, international comparisons, school choice, and school governance issues.

Making School Nutrition a Political Issue Has Distorted Reality in Our Cafeterias

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

It's hard to imagine the law's vocal supporters intended that it would result in student boycotts of school lunches, higher meal prices, food wasted or discarded and school districts scrambling to identify funds to comply with unfunded regulations.

60 Years After Brown v. Board, America's School Boards Call for Vigilance

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

We must stay focused on investing equitably in our public schools and students, and we must not be diverted by programs that have the effect of re-segregating America's public education system.

Why Educators Aren't Sold On Video Games

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Video games are increasingly popular learning tools in classrooms, but ...

Students, MySpace and the First Amendment

Lyle Denniston | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

It has long appeared to be a basic legal principle that, while public school officials are the masters of their own domain, they generally do not have authority elsewhere -- unless they can show that off-campus activity directly implicates the operation of the schools.

Should School Officials Be Liable For Online Bullying?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In the latest status update on bullying, schools could now be held liable for students' Facebook and out-of-school harassment. Department of Educati...