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I Make 6 Figures -- And I Still Wouldn't Send My Kids To Private School

LearnVest | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
LearnVest

Even though Mary and I could have afforded private tuition payments on our combined $250,000 income as a lawyer and a publicist, that kind of education was completely out of the question.

I Fought the Lice and the Lice Won

Lori Ungemah | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Lori Ungemah

No, we are not festering beneath a pile of bugs at the present moment. In fact, the LiceEnders ladies came to my kids' public school yesterday and did not find lice on my children, just a week after we found them. But oh, what a week it has been.

Why There Are More Female Teachers Than Males

SFGate | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books

When he was only 18, Herman Melville taught for a winter in a crowded and underfunded one-room schoolhouse in rural Massachusetts....

n the Fifth Day of Kindergarten...

Karen Cordano | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

The best parenting advice comes from my friend whose kids are about a year older than mine. She is close enough to the struggles I'm facing to remember clearly, but far enough away to have gained some clarity.

How the United States Can Escape the Inequality Trap

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

As inequality grows, the rich become more powerful than the rest of the population, enabling them to veto any policy that impedes their one-sided enrichment. They also become less empathetic toward the rest of the population, whose lives seem less similar to their own with each passing year.

The Ladies Who (Serve) Lunch

Anthony Romeo | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Anthony Romeo

In a world where we're taught that "good fences make good neighbors," we've clung to the irrational rationale that the highest fence must, then, be the best. We tend to lose sight of minutia.

The Opportunity Gap

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In the spring of 1954, like so many Black families, mine waited anxiously for the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. My father and I talked about it and what it would mean for my future and the future of millions of other Black children who were attending segregated but unequal Black schools. He died the week before Brown was decided. But I and many other children were able, in later years, to walk through the new and heavy doors that Brown slowly and painfully opened. Now, the most recent findings from the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection, called the "richest, fullest" collection so far for measuring education access and equity in our nation's public schools, show many children are still receiving an unequal education. This is the unfinished work of the Civil Rights Movement.

No Place for Poetry on My Son's Common Core ELA Test

Cynthia Wachtell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Cynthia Wachtell

Ever since Beowulf, poetry has been critical to the development of the English language. We are now seeing a form of literary expression disappear without any discussion of whether it has a role to play in modern education.

The Fatal Flaw of the Common Core Standards

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Across the nation, parents and educators are raising objections to the Common Core standards, and many states are reconsidering whether to abandon them and the federally-funded tests that accompany them.

Should You Send Your Child to a Prep School?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Private school tuition costs are a hefty burden, and if you spend your education savings on that, what's left over for college? Not much. So is it worth it?

International Relations: Fashion Month Across the Globe

Serena Guen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Style
Serena Guen

Perhaps the most dichotomous artistic event of the year, Fashion Month throws together polar opposites that truly shouldn't work but just do

On School Funding, Albany Must Do What's Right

Michael A. Walrond, Jr. | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Michael A. Walrond, Jr.

There are those who think that when it comes to education, money doesn't matter. That thought is offensive to many who struggle to provide our children a quality education. Principals trying to balance an impossible budget at the beginning of the school year can tell you that money matters.

The Teaching Profession: Then and Now

Vicki Cobb | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The department chair handed me a textbook to teach from. I took one look at it, and decided I couldn't inflict such dry, pedantic stuff on my students. I also noticed that my classroom door was closed and no one was watching me.

Minds Matter San Francisco Students Don't Know How Impressive They Are

Christine Deakers | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Christine Deakers

Grit, determination and resilience to overcome difficult circumstances, is a quality many college admissions counselors should consider more in its application review process.

Will We Act to Save All Our Children and Our Nation's Future? We Can!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When a majority of all American fourth and eighth grade public school students can't read or do math at grade level, including almost three quarters of Black and Latino students, we are continuing to allow a system that serves and saves just a few children and starves many others.

The Kinder Chronicles, Part I

Shaun Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

Two schools, two ideologies, a relatively common mission co-locating within the same building. Co-locating, co-existing, though not cooperating. Not even throwing their lunch trash in the same bins within the same room. One entity will certainly survive with its identity intact.

Why the Beav Wouldn't Be Surprised By Our Schools today

Dan Varner | Posted 11.25.2013 | Detroit
Dan Varner

I'm not arguing for innovation for its own sake. But where it can improve outcomes for our children, why haven't we pursued it with more vigor? What conditions need to exist to encourage faster and better innovation in public education?

I Am Sending My Kids to Private School, I am NOT a Bad Person

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Cowie King

Being a good person has nothing to do with what school you choose for your children. Being a good person means letting go of judging others who make different choices than you do, and encouraging each other to hang in there.

Edgy Cuts and Bold Design: Public School S/S 2014 Presentation

Rai Mensah | Posted 11.10.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

An interesting mix of New York grit and the well traveled gentleman, the Public School brand continues to evolve and provide their perspective on contemporary menswear.

Augustember

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

My charges are no more equipped for the first day of second grade than I was for the first hour of motherhood.

The High Cost of Jewish Day School

Carla Naumburg | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Carla Naumburg

What I am looking for in a Jewish day school is something that can't be measured on any standardized test or report card; rather it is something we will see over time in the communities our daughters choose to connect with, the families they create and the values they live.

WATCH: 'Teachers Are Giving What They Can'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In many areas, budget cuts have limited public school funding and parents are increasingly unable to provide necessary supplies for students. HuffPost...

Hey, Paul Ryan -- We All Depend on Government - Even You (and Your Mom)!

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Rep. Paul Ryan is back to his old tricks, demonizing people who rely on government to improve their lives. This week, his target was food stamp recipients.

When We Pay Our Coaches the Most, Students Get the Wrong Message

Yasmin Bhatia | Posted 08.20.2013 | Sports
Yasmin Bhatia

When a college president or medical school dean is the highest paid public employee, it sends a message to citizens that we want you and your children to become better thinkers or healthier people. When it is a football coach the message is: we want you to be entertained.

Thinking About Sending My 3-Year-Old to College

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Liz Joynt Sandberg

We're all in the same boat, on the same choppy water, parents. And just like all of the other stuff we've had to figure out on the fly with just our wits and will (and a spare granola bar for sustenance), we'll probably find the right path for our families, at the right time, in the right place.