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Education System

Time to Trust American Heritage and American Youth

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
Joseph W. Gauld

A great failure of our educational system today is its inability to reaffirm -- much less inspire --the sense of a larger purpose in American youth.

Has the American Education System Failed Today's Students?

Kaitlyn Kaminski | Posted 06.24.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Kaminski

While I was sitting in my economics class we were discussing how voting works in America. The teacher asked a simple question: "How does voting work?" You could hear crickets in the background.

Education Reform Without Addressing the Race Gap Is Education Deform

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Rev. Al Sharpton

A child's life often hinges on the level and depth of education he/she receives. We must clear out the noise and bring advocates from both sides into the same room. We cannot continue to ignore the plight of our children, and we cannot continue to attack one another.

What Is It Like to Be a High School Principal?

Quora | Posted 02.02.2014 | Education
Quora

Being a principal is like being caught in the middle of a tug of war. One end of the rope is the state and school board. The other end is held by the students/teachers/families in your school.

Apathetic? Millennials Are Anything But, When It Comes to Creating Change

Alexander Donovan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Alexander Donovan

Millennials often get a bad rap. As Chelsea Clinton points out in her recent TIME piece, people tend to see us as apathetic and impatient. The universities and college students I work with every day show me that this just isn't true -- well, at least the first part.

English Learning Students Are Growing Population

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Duna Lopez started school in Miami last fall not knowing a single word of English. The 8-year-old girl from Barcelona, Spain, with dark blon...

Thirty Years Later: Still At Risk

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Charles Kolb

The fundamental policy question today is precisely what it was in 1983: If we are outspending the rest of the world on education, why aren't we out-performing the rest of the world?

Parental Involvement in Education: What Kind? To What Ends?

Alfie Kohn | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Alfie Kohn

Exhortations for more "parental involvement" remind me of calls to be "a good citizen": In the abstract, everyone is for it. But inspected closely, what's most often meant by the term turns out to be considerably more complicated and even worthy of skepticism.

Truths About Education That Parents Need to Know

Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant

Education is overwhelmed with an allegiance to mandated curriculums and standardized testing. Students are tired and weary. Teachers must not think and create on their own -- they must follow the mandated path.

Grades vs. Learning

Jen Rubino | Posted 03.24.2013 | Teen
Jen Rubino

While grades are extremely important, people often forget about the importance of learning, not just getting good grades.

Escape: How to Avoid Being a Product of the System

Imtiaz Majeed | Posted 01.30.2013 | Teen
Imtiaz Majeed

Homework. Testing. Memorization. I just summed up today's education system in three words. If it isn't on the test, it doesn't matter.

Honesty

Kevin McCrea | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Kevin McCrea

America is no longer an honest country. The left is not honest. The right is not honest. The top is not honest. The bottom is not honest. I am not honest. You are not honest.

President Obama's Education Initiative Unlocks the Gate for African Americans

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.25.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Acknowledging the significant racial disparity present in our educational system, the president's order is a significant game changer for millions of black students, their families and communities suffering from the impact of inadequate opportunities.

Inequality in the American Education System

William H. Schmidt | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
William H. Schmidt

The reality is that, for most students, the education they receive is largely based on chance, making academic opportunities into a kind of lottery -- one with profound consequences.

Students for Education Reform

Forrest Richardson | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Forrest Richardson

Our education system needs to adapt if America is to remain strong, but steps required to keep America globally competitive are not being taken.

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.

Good Enough Does Not Lead to Greatness

Dr. David Svaldi | Posted 06.27.2012 | Education
Dr. David Svaldi

Too often, we fail to strive for excellence or greatness because we believe it is not probable, so why try? Or, we accept the status quo, even if it is mediocre or sub par. "Good enough" will not be adequate to solve the huge number of issues facing our nation.

Empower Effective Teachers -- Get Out of Our Way!

Larry Strauss | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

We cannot begin to fix our education system until we get everyone in power to recognize the falseness of the military-corporate-education analogy, until we accept the absolute stupidity of executive-ruled schools.

Graduation, or Biking on Thin Air

Seth Engel | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education
Seth Engel

Academic competition isn't inherently bad, but the earlier the pressure to outdo one's classmates begins, the more damage it can potentially cause.

WATCH: rEDesignMyEdu Twitter Campaign Seeks K-12 Ideas From Young People

Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

While lawmakers seek to make sweeping changes to public education at the national and state levels, some University of Michigan students are looking t...

What’s Involved In Reinventing Education?

Forbes | Steve Denning | Posted 10.09.2011 | Education

The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. -- Albert Einstein The US education sys...

Lila Shapiro

Kids Are Not All Right: Community Job Loss Hampers Student Achievement

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

Studies have long indicated that children whose parents lose jobs will falter academically. But new evidence shows that widespread job loss doesn't on...

Parent Angers After 10-Year-Old Given 'Graphic Sex Book' By School

Mail Online | Posted 07.02.2011 | Books

A Washington state mother has filed a complaint against her daughter's school district after she brought home a ‘graphic’ sexual education book th...

Bestselling Author Speaks Out About America's 'Comply or Defy' School System

Shawna Vercher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shawna Vercher

Though the New York Times bestseller is catalogued in the Business genre, the Motivational 3.0 theories he outlines in Drive could play a key role in reforming education.

Lucia Graves

House Education Chair: U.S. School System Is 'Failing Our Country'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. students ranked "average" in an international education assessment released on Tuesday, but House Education and Labor Chairman Geor...