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School Failure

What Happens When the Protests Are Over?

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices
Harold A. McDougall

Recent events in Baltimore are a reminder of the need to build "civic infrastructure" in inner-city communities like Sandtown, the neighborhood in which Freddie Gray lived, a neighborhood I studied closely.

The Elephant in the School Failure Debate

Joan McRobbie | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Joan McRobbie

By all means we need high expectations in our schools. But with the spotlight on income gaps, it's time to draw in the missing parts of the picture. Poverty is real. We need action at the statehouse, not just the schoolhouse, to enable educators to succeed in spite of it.

How The U.S. Education System Is Failing Students

Posted 01.30.2012 | Education

The debate surrounding the so-called broken education system in the U.S. has drawn input from leaders across industrial sectors, and in a conversation...

What Every Reader Asks: 'What's It Got to Do With Me?'

David Chura | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
David Chura

When Marge introduced me, she was true to form. I winced as she laid out all her objections and doubts about the book in excruciating detail. "Oh boy, what kind of night is this going to be?" I thought.

135,000 Colorado Public School Students Unlikely To Reach Profieciency: CSAP Results

The Denver Post | Burt Hubbard and Jeremy P. Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Between 74,000 and 135,000 public school students in Colorado are not on pace to become proficient in reading, writing and math over the next three ye...