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If I Were a Middle Aged White Man

Louis Peitzman | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Louis Peitzman

If I were a middle aged white man, I wouldn't write articles called "If I Were a Poor Black Kid" for Forbes. With a title like that, it wouldn't matter what points I was making.

How to Cut the Budget and Improve Schools

Andrew Coulson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education
Andrew Coulson

Given that spending thousands of millions of additional dollars hasn't noticeably improved outcomes... why keep spending it? If we really care about children's education, the way to show it is by ensuring that every dollar we spend actually accomplishes something.

Judges Should Stop Giving Deference to School Officials

Adam Goldstein | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education
Adam Goldstein

It is time to end this bizarre practice that assumes judges who are competent to decide whether a man lives or dies for his crimes are incompetent to decide whether a school administrator crossed a line in a strip-search.

Santorum Concerned Gay Marriage Will Be Taught In Schools

Patch.com | By Alison Gowans | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he is concerned about legalized gay marriage spilling over into lessons in the classroom, during ...

Education Run by the States? #ABadIdea

Derrick Darby | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education
Derrick Darby

Cutting the feds out of education and shifting authority to the states will only expedite the process of establishing a two track public education system in America: one for haves and one for have-nots.

7th Grade Teacher Accused Of Spanking Students

AP | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

LAKE WYLIE, S.C. -- A South Carolina middle school teacher has turned himself in to authorities to face assault and battery charges after he was accus...

Number Of Students Attending Charter Schools Soars

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

MIAMI -- The number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their exp...

Why Are Longer School Days Vital?

Lucy Friedman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education
Lucy Friedman

If you believe that to close the achievement gap in this country we've got to close the opportunity gap, I invite you to tweet why you believe our nation should #expandEDin2012.

Inside DPS: Detroiters Rallying Around Cass Tech

Jennifer Mrozowski | Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit
Jennifer Mrozowski

I didn't go to Cass Tech. Let me just start by saying that. But I did grow up in Detroit, and I have always been a Detroit booster. Therefore, like so many Detroiters, I have felt steeped in Cass Tech "green and white" this past week.

Young People Standing Up for Themselves and for Our Nation

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices
Marian Wright Edelman

Our public schools are resegregating, and many of the 73 percent of black students and 78 percent of Hispanic students who still attend predominantly segregated schools continue to suffer with tattered books, crumbling school facilities and too many teachers with low expectations for them.

Poor, Homeless Students Living Out Of Cars As Childhood Poverty Climbs

Posted 01.29.2012 | Education

More than 16 million children now live in poverty in the United States, the highest number since 1962. In all, 19.8 percent of school children were l...

Disease Outbreak Risks: More Students Skipping Required Vaccines

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 01.28.2012 | Education

ATLANTA -- A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than 1 in 2...

Mother Files Suit Against School District, Alleges Bullying Drove Daughter To Attempt Suicide

Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

A mother in Coral Springs, Fla. is filing a lawsuit against her school district after she says bullying led her daughter to the brink of suicide. B...

'Exemplary' School Only Taught 2 Subjects, Faked Other Grades

Posted 01.22.2012 | Education

A Dallas elementary school that was given "exemplary" status for academic achievement only taught its third graders reading and math last year, and fa...

WATCH: Americans Are 'Sick And Tired Of Our Educational System'

Posted 01.20.2012 | Education

The Republican presidential candidates have been vocal in their stance to reduce the size of the federal government. Michele Bachmann has repeatedly n...

Hooters Waitress Speaks At School, Parents Enraged

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

After a Hooters waitress spoke to special needs students at the Calvin A. Hunsinger School about her job, one parent is up in arms, saying it sends a ...

Measuring Teacher "Diversity" in a Segregated School System

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.18.2012 | Education
Michelle Chen

A classroom in an underserved community encapsulates countless obstacles and missed opportunities. Teachers should understand and empathize with the community they work in.

Hispanic Students Have Highest High School Dropout Rates

Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices

Utah's State Office of Education is concerned about the growing number of dropouts in the state's high schools, the largest percentage of which are Hi...

Reading Scores and Wars: A New Solution

Pam Allyn | Posted 01.12.2012 | Education
Pam Allyn

The simplest solution and the key to stronger reading is to treat reading as practice. Teachers need to reduce the amount of time spent talking about the benefits of reading and allow students to sit down and read.

State Senate Backs Bill Requiring Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools

Posted 01.12.2012 | Education

A bill that requires every Michigan public school student to start the day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance has been approved by the state Senate....

WATCH: State Crafts Dropout Remedy Through School Choice

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

In May, When Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law the creation of a voucher program that would allow families to use taxpayer money to send thei...

Indiana Voucher Program Leads To Reverse Transfers

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

Indiana's new school voucher law has led some Hoosier parents to take their students out of private schools and place them in public schools for a yea...

Improved Literacy Could Save Health Care

Brock Cohen | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Brock Cohen

Not surprisingly, gaps in literacy lead to wholesale academic failure -- a pattern that repeats itself over generations. The conditions of poverty that beset families hinder literacy and academic growth; conversely, academic failure spawns more poverty -- and so on.

State Budget Cuts Could Mean No More School Buses

AP | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

SEATTLE -- The yellow school bus could become another victim of the Great Recession in some parts of Washington. Gov. Chris Gregoire doesn't want to ...

Don't Be Spooked By Sex Education

Haydee Morales | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Haydee Morales

Halloween has passed, and with it all of the goblins, and ghosts and other things intended to leave us frightened. Or have they?