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Education Crisis

Why Do We Have So Many Empty Schools?

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of schools in the nation's largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valu...

How To Make Sure The Next Generation Is Better Off Than We Are

The Atlantic | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education

Every once in a while--and it does not happen very often -- something comes along that deserves to have a strong influence on government policy, indiv...

The Elephant in the (Class)room

James Rosenberg | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
James Rosenberg

We need the candidates to talk about the crucial role teachers play in shaping not just our children's future, but the future of our nation -- and then we need them to act on it.

How to End the Education Crisis: 10 Classes Every Business School Should Be Teaching

Gene Marks | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

If our students emerged from their universities better prepared for life in the business world, there would be more opportunities awaiting them. So to that end, here are just a few courses I believe every fine business school should offer.

Public Higher Education: Too Big -- and Far Too Important -- to Fail

Gene D. Block | Posted 06.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Gene D. Block

Today we face a moment of decision. It is time for our leaders to show foresight and courage by recognizing that public higher education is simply too big -- and far too important -- to fail.

What Do Teachers Need? R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Tom Allon | Posted 06.16.2012 | Education
Tom Allon

How did we get to a place in this country where our teaching force of more than three million professionals is being made the scapegoat for all the ills of an educational system that has been in decline for more than five decades?

In the Battle for Our Future, It's Time for Education Bonds

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Why not give everybody a chance to contribute through Education Bonds? The money raised through these bonds could finance a large-scale, transformative effort to cure the public education system.

Free College Is the Answer to Our Higher Education Crisis

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Bernard Starr

Our nation is facing a crisis -- with vast domestic and worldwide implications -- that can only be addressed by thinking out of the box about education.

Do It Yourself... Science? Can Crazy Experiments Fix Education? (VIDEO)

PBS | Miles O'Brien | Posted 08.31.2011 | Education

Miles O'Brien reports from a gathering in California on a growing movement that embraces the art of making cool things and a quirky do-it-yourself spi...

America's Next Educational Crisis

Franklin Schargel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
Franklin Schargel

America faces a severe school dropout problem, and students who leave school do not cause it. Far more teachers, by percentage, drop out of school than students.

Home Alone

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

We live in a country filled with curious and creative children. Let's make a commitment to ensure that none of our youngsters are left without activities that will support their growth and development.

Is Education Crisis Threatening Our National Security?

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO and DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

MIAMI — Nearly one-fourth of the students who try to join the U.S. Army fail its entrance exam, painting a grim picture of an education system t...

Superman Versus The Supermemes

Rebecca Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Costa

How did we allow our educational systems to fall so far, so fast? When did the welfare of our children go the same way as health care, the safety of our food and the callous obliteration of our environment?

Superman 2: The Other Side of the Story

Jim McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jim McGuire

Everywhere that Davis Guggenheim looks, he sees failure. The five students he chose for his movie have tragic stories. I'll bet he is coming here to film Superman II just to be fair and show both sides of the story.

Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Wojcicki

American students' lack of knowledge about the world is unsettling. While debate over the building of the Islamic Cultural Center has made headlines, the majority of college-bound seniors cannot find Iraq or Israel on a map.

WATCH: University Students Snap Up Community College Seats

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Anna Bloom and Maggie Fazeli Fard The ...