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NEA "Scandal": Secretly Taped Conversation Appears to Have Violated State Laws

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

Courrielche has not been been forthcoming about how he came to have the recorded conversations, which may be a way of invoking his right to self-protection, since recording that call was illegal in several states.

Want to Change the Media? Be a Lobbyist

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

There's going to be a second stimulus package at some point. And when it comes, we need to make sure it's not just an economic stimulus. It should be a creativity stimulus, too.

The National Governors Association Takes Action to Reform Teaching - With No Teacher Input

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

The National Governors Association (NGA) and its educational arm, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), are writing national educational standards for mathematics and English language arts to be implemented by America's K-12 teachers -- with virtually no input from them.

Rocco Landesman, Broadway Producer, Nominated To Lead NEA

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rocco Landesman, a producer known for bringing such hits as "Big River," "Angels in America" and "The Producers" to Broadway, has b...

The Single Best, Most Indispensable Essay on Reforming Education

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

We need to understand what pushes these young people out the door, and we need to provide more substantive intervention to more students sooner.

Bobby Jindal Don't Like No Science And Don't Like No Art -- So That Makes Him A Bona Fide Redneck?

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Keep in mind that aside from berating scientific pursuits like volcano monitoring, Jindal also gave the finger to funding the National Endowment for the Arts.

Stand Up for Creative Jobs

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Glickman

We can't afford to undervalue the contributions of the arts to our nation's economic renewal.

Why Do Repubicans Hate Artists And Writers So Much?

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Solod

I don't expect Republicans to own up to having read anything more challenging than a Tom Clancy novel, but would they really deny the rest of us the opportunity to do so?

Stimulate the Arts and Keep American Strong

Robin Bronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Bronk

Why is it so hard for some to realize that jobs in the arts support millions of Americans and are no less worthy than any other job that puts food on the table?

Culture Zohn: Getting Creative in '09

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2009-01-09-zohnpull.jpg Artists and arts institutions are scrappy and resourceful, generally uncomplaining and used to being valued less than bureaucrats, bankers or engineers.

David Brooks Made Me Wring My Hands: Obama and His Education Secretary Pick

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

In his most recent op-ed, David Brooks offers Americans a false choice between two distinct camps of education interests. Here's hoping our new president will sweep aside that brand of discourse.

"Reinvest, Don't Disinvest" in Education: Randi Weingarten Takes the National Stage

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Weingarten's speech was an impassioned call to spare the hatchet -- or scalpel -- in federal funding for education.

Dear President-Elect Obama, Could We Please Have a Ministry of Culture like Every Other Country in the World?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

We need to invest in multi-dimensional human beings. We need to show that the country cares about culture.

McCain's Education Plan is Scary as Hell

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Reforming America's inadequate public school system--a crucial priority for our country's future-- should not be undertaken with a failed ideology. Th...

Illuminating Public Schools' Possibilities: "Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way"

Dan Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Brown

What happens when a teacher decides to disregard the canned standards and the stacks of test prep materials? Do the students wallow in ignorance, cheated out of a proper education by an "activist" teacher?