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Is There a Point to Having a Professor?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
John A. Tures

It may not be a teacher appreciation gift like the ones the kids get their instructors, but having students able to recall the important lessons, and have some fond memories of their academic experiences, can be just as good.

Why Government Spends More Per Pupil at Elite Universities Than at Public Universities

Robert Reich | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, and low and declining government spending on public universities that educate large numbers of children from the working class and the poor. You can stop imagining.

What Do We Call Opponents of Corporate Education Reform?

Diane Ravitch | Posted 06.07.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

For the past decade or more, a bevy of very powerful people have savaged our nation's public schools while calling themselves "reformers." It is perfectly clear that they have no desire to "reform" our public schools but to privatize and monetize them.

Understanding the Propaganda Campaign Against Public Education

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.11.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

There is no evidence from any other nation that replacing a public system with a privatized choice system produces anything but social, economic, and racial segregation.

Should You Send Your Child to a Prep School?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Private school tuition costs are a hefty burden, and if you spend your education savings on that, what's left over for college? Not much. So is it worth it?

Charles Blow Is Wrong About the Common Core

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Charles Blow is one of the columnists in the New York Times that I usually count on to challenge the conventional wisdom and to speak up for the powerless. Sadly, in his latest column, he parrots the conventional wisdom and voices the opinions of the elites.

Affordability in Higher Education Is Achievable

Debra Townsley | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Debra Townsley

As tuition of private educational institutions have outpaced inflation and the cost of living, one of the most encouraging developments is the emphasis placed on controlling the costs of education, often in novel ways overlooked in the past.

A Public vs. Private Education Post Prop 30

Diane Farr | Posted 01.17.2013 | Education
Diane Farr

As I watched them from the other side of the gas pumps of the America that I live in, I felt sure that our futures were intertwined no matter what the Republican candidates had been feeding me in their election ads all year.

The Triumph Of The American Madrasahs

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

How has the rise of faith-based private schools affected the American ethos? One result has been the gradual takeover of governmental and judicial institutions by religiously indoctrinated and motivated politicians and workers.