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Steve Brill

Why Obama Is Losing the Battle Against Poverty

John Thompson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
John Thompson

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngWhy did President Obama ignore an overwhelming body of education research?

Why I Still Think President Obama Can Bring Us Together

John Thompson | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education
John Thompson

I used to think that Barack Obama would follow Abraham Lincoln in bringing us together. I read he adopted a balanced, "team of rivals" approach to foreign policy and domestic challenges. Now, I think I know why his education policy is the big exception.

Steve Brill's Destructive Morality Play

John Thompson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
John Thompson

I do not doubt that a quarter of teachers in many neighborhood schools are unsatisfactory, but why would a fair-minded observer assume that poor teaching is the cause, and not the result of a dysfunctional system?

Educating for Democracy: Looking for Education 'Reform'? Follow the Money

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Joanne Barkan demonstrates how most of the "reforms" advanced by these groups have proven to be ineffective, if not harmful, to public education.

Foodies Turn To Foraging To Connect With Nature

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- When Chef Josh Skenes first sought the flavor of Northern California, he went to local growers. Then he went beyond farms, joini...

Steve Brill's Imperviousness to the Facts

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Steve Brill wrote a controversial and much criticized article in the NY Times Magazine in his ongoing effort to demonize the teachers union.

My Adventures in Urban Foraging

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

Iso Rabins is among a growing band of urban foragers who have been sprouting through sidewalk cracks all across the country as the economy contracts and local-food movements gain popularity.

Journalism Online: Trio Of Media Veterans Aim To Introduce Fees To Online News

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Three media veterans plan to bundle the Internet content of newspaper and magazine publishers into a subscription package that w...