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Deck Chairs on the Titanic Failure of American Education

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Steve Nelson

The shift from the wrong-headed policies of No Child Left Behind to the new Common Core and its tests is nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic failure of education in America.

The Body Snatchers Are Running Education Reform

Marc Epstein | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Marc Epstein

The ongoing expansion of the federal government's takeover of education, dictating the day-to-day terms, by which local public schools are run, has spread with the speed of the Kudzu plant in Georgia.

Joy Resmovits

A Return To Bush Education Law?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Kansas, Oregon, and Washington -- Arne Duncan is putting you on notice. On Wednesday, Deb Delisle, the U.S. Secretary of Education's assistant, wro...

Moms and Dads and School

Ron Berler | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Ron Berler

All are complex problems, entwined in money, ideology and bureaucracy and exceedingly difficult to repair. But there is one broken element in public education that is apolitical in nature and costs zero to fix.

Ed Dept. Lets More Schools Ignore Parts Of Federal Law

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Eight of California's largest school districts can ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law, Education Secretary Arne...

Redshirting in the Age of Academic Kindergarten: Should You Hold Your Child Back?

Lori Day | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

We now have a kindergarten arms race where school and state obsession with test scores, parental competition and anxiety and teacher preferences for older students have changed the very nature of a child's first year of elementary school.

WATCH: Former Bush Cabinet Member Talks Education's Greatest Problems, Solutions

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

At a time when there exists an unequal distribution of high-quality teachers and public school closures are being labeled as human rights violations, ...

Joy Resmovits

Still Separate, Still Unequal

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. NEW YORK -- When Dwight Davis, a ...

No Test-maker Left Behind

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Democrats in Washington don't trust the states to hold themselves accountable, and a recent audit of how Texas has mishandled a half billion-dollar contract with testing giant NCS Pearson shows why.

Dem Gets Slow Clap With Impassioned Speech

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) earned a slow clap from his colleagues during an impassioned speech against the Student Success Act, a bill passed by th...

Joy Resmovits

Dumping Bush's School Legacy For Good?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a replacement of the long-expired No Child Left Behind Act, the first time the nation's sweeping fed...

House Debating GOP Bill Despite White House Threat

Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The effort to rewrite the flawed No Child Left Behind education law is heading for a partisan co...

Joy Resmovits

Why Are House Republicans Spending Hours On A Bill With No Future?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Possibly seeking to combat the perception that they're unproductive and obstructionist, House Republicans convened about six hours of debate Thursday ...

Lawmakers Prep to Abandon Our Most Vulnerable Children

Kati Haycock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

John Boehner has proven before that he cares deeply about inequities in our education system and that he will mow down obstacles in his own party and across the aisle to make much needed changes. Where is that courageous leadership now?

White House Threatens To Veto GOP Plan

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama threatened Wednesday to veto House Republicans' rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law that could...

GOP Drags Feed On Rewrite Of Bush-Era Law

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Republican rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law seems to be losing momentum as conservatives in the party don't thin...

It Is Time to March on Washington Again!

Alan Singer | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Between 200,000 and 300,00 people, more than 75 percent of whom were African-American, gathered around the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

The Brave New World of High-Stakes Testing

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

As we continue to see the impact high-stakes testing has had on our youth, especially youth of color, it's hard to say that lessons from this cautionary tale from the 1930s don't still apply today.

A Broken Future: Fixing America's Education Problem

Ishan Puri | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Ishan Puri

Education reform tends to focus on how we are behind and not on how we can leverage our greatest strength: diversity. Nowhere else in the world is there such a unique mix of people bonded by a common dream -- the American dream.

Bush-Era Law Better Watch Out

Upworthy | Jessica Levenson | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Amazing: I was trying to "find myself" at 18; he's a published author and he's kicking bureaucratic ass and taking names. ...

Joy Resmovits

Big Education Appointment In The Works?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will likely soon tap a new chief of staff, sources say. Sources close to the administration, who requested ...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Reject Signature Bush Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday passed the Student Success Act, chairman Rep. John Kline's (R-Minn.) rewrite of the No Ch...

Joy Resmovits

GOP Education Fix Goes Too Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

John Kline is frustrated. The Republican representative from Minnesota and chair of the House Education Committee says his constituents have been t...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan Loosens Regs Amid Debate Over 'National School Board'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

In what some see as a tacit recognition of the Obama administration's overreach into nitty-gritty management of America's schools, U.S. Secretary of E...

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Passes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

A lengthy overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act passed through a Senate education committee Wednesday, with senators voting 10-12 along party lines...