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US Public Education

More Than Half of U.S. Public School Students Live in Poverty

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The surge in the number of disadvantaged children in the nation's public classrooms is a recent phenomenon that has triggered awareness among researchers, public officials and educators. As a result of the shift to a majority-poor student population, more children than ever now start kindergarten noticeably lagging behind their privileged public school peers.

Can Public Education as We Know it Survive?

Edward Fiske | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Edward Fiske

Americans are now confronted with two radically different visions of public education. Which vision ultimately prevails will go a long way toward determining the quality of the education available to future generations of children.

Matt Damon Can't Save the Schools

Alan Singer | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

Public school advocates face a powerful coalition willing to dismantle public education in the United States for a variety of reasons. Teachers and teacher unions, branded as over-paid, liberals, and obstructionist in the right-wing media, make an easy target.