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Education Reform Now, Not Later

LaVar Young | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education
LaVar Young

In the midst of the vindictive, partisan rhetoric now filling out airwaves -- from the economy and health care, to the upcoming presidential election -- I wonder: what about education?

Race To The Top Program Threatened, Teacher Jobs In Jeopardy

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Last summer, the Obama Administration announced unprecedented funding for education reform in the form of a new program called Race To The Top. The in...

California's Charter Schools Earn a Failing Grade on Civil Rights

Gary Orfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gary Orfield

Both President Obama and the California State Board of Education must enforce civil rights policies. And they should also fairly consider other school choice options, instead of just focusing on charters.

Obama Education Plan Speech: Stricter Standards, Charter Schools, Merit Pay

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called for tying teachers' pay to student performance and expanding innovative charter schools Tuesday, embr...

Obama: "John McCain Doesn't Understand" Education

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio — Barack Obama is promising to double funding for charter schools and replace inferior teachers, embracing education reform proposa...

Sam Stein

McCain Defends Britney Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a town hall meeting in Wisconsin on Thursday, Sen. McCain defended his campaign ad painting Barack Obama as a self-obsessed celebrity along the...