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US Education Reform

It Lies Within: The Key to Education Reform

Sagar Tikoo | Posted 11.06.2013 | Teen
Sagar Tikoo

Too often, students complain "When will we ever use this?" and "Why are we learning this?" The key to success is not to tell them why, but to show them why.

School Reform Through the Pre-K to Third Grade Continuum

Arthur Reynolds | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Arthur Reynolds

For educational reforms to produce the gains that are needed in the information economy, two basic performance gaps must be addressed.

The Civil Rights Wrong of Blaming The Elite High School Admission Test

Michael Meyers | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Michael Meyers

I dissent from this guilt premised on racial condescension and its inculcation of double standards in the guise of coming to the aid of "culturally disadvantaged" minority group black and Hispanic students who are under-represented at the elite high schools.

The Olympic Games and Florida Education

Nikki Lowrey | Posted 10.10.2012 | Miami
Nikki Lowrey

As someone with a passion for education policy, I also wish our country showed a little more enthusiasm when it came to our academic standing in the world.

Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part I

Tom Segal | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education
Tom Segal

The quickest path to economic recovery is through an informed and educated workforce, and the quickest path to modernizing our schools is through an informed and educated parent-base.

Teacher Pay Study Asks the Wrong Question, Ignores Facts, Insults Teachers

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

Instead of asking whether teachers are overpaid, the AEI/Heritage researchers should have asked what it would take to recruit and retain highly effective teachers for all students.

Education Nation or Education Corporation?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Cliff Schecter

Although some people really want to improve the system for our children, there are also those who see our schools as a way to bring about their vision of a 21st century America -- which sometimes looks a lot like 1984.