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Duncan: 'No Simple Answer' To Student Debt

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was recently interviewed by “Bloomberg EDU” host Jane Stoddard Williams for a segment that will air Friday at 1...

School Vouchers Have Little Effect On College Enrollment, With One Exception: Study

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

The offer of a voucher to attend private school in New York City had little overall effect on college enrollment, according to a study by researchers ...

School Vouchers Make A Comeback, Stir Concerns About Quality

| Sarah Carr | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEW ORLEANS — As Louisiana debuts one of the nation’s most extensive private-school vo...

School Choice Is the Tip of a Titanic Iceberg

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

Those who support school choice initiatives are wittingly or unwittingly complicit in the disintegration of the great American experiment.

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Romney 'Better Positioned' Than John McCain Was On Education, Poll Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama is attacking presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on education this week in speeches, videos and radio adv...

Indiana Public Schools Wage Desperate Ad Campaign To Keep Students

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door i...

The Two Problems With the New Push for Vouchers

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Roy Speckhardt

When schoolchildren are taught religious dogma instead of a credible academic program, their ability to function in the real world and compete for jobs is drastically diminished.

Ed In The Election: Paul Ryan On Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mitt Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his vice presidentia...

Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Learn Under Jindal's Voucher Program

Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

Under Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sweeping new school voucher program, tens of millions of Louisiana taxpayer dollars will be used to offer vouch...

Religious Group Assails Jindal Over Controversial Education Decision

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

The leader of a national multi-faith religious group blasted Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's school voucher program this week, charging that ...

Louisiana Voucher Program Includes Schools That Teach Creationism, Reject Evolution

Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

Public dollars in Louisiana's landmark new voucher program will go toward sending children to schools that teach creationism and reject evolution, the...

Louisiana Sets Rules For Landmark School Voucher Program

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

* Louisiana has the most sweeping voucher program in U.S. * Governor says it spurs competition, expands choice * Critics...

America's Short School Year Correlated With Weak Academic Performance

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Howard Steven Friedman

Forgetting curves demonstrate that memory retention declines exponentially over time, so the long American summer vacation takes a major toll on a student's ability to progress.

'Green News Report' - June 28, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Record he...

Glenn Beck And Bobby Jindal Destroy Science Education And Promote Creationism With Glee

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

As Glenn Beck noted, "It's horrifying some of the things that they're teaching high schoolers." Sadly, though, he wasn't concerned about any of this. No, he was referring to the television show "Glee."

'Green News Report' - June 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Summer of...

Lawmakers Object To Funding Islamic School, But Offer Vouchers To Christian Schools

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

Sectarian feuds reignited in Louisiana last week when lawmakers debated whether to provide federal funding for Muslim and Christian schools under a ne...

Teachers' Union Challenges Constitutionality Of Gov's Education Changes

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.08.2012 | Education

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s bold education package that calls for using public school dollars to fund private and parochial school vouchers will b...

Mitt Romney and the Marketplace of Ideas

Heath Brown | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The future vitality of the U.S. democratic system of government and quality of our public policies should be based on broadening the array of ideas presidential candidates from both parties and the public can evaluate, debate, and ultimately base their political decisions.

Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with ...

Activists Targeting U.S. Schools, Backed By Big Bucks

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon May 15 (Reuters) - During her tumultuous three years at the head of the Washington D.C. public schools, Michelle Rh...

Vouchers, Testing-Driven Education Reform on a Collision Course?

Fred Bauer | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Fred Bauer

For the past decade or so, numerous "conservatives" have chosen big bureaucracy over smaller, local government when crafting education policy. As the price of this choice becomes clearer, perhaps some on the right will change their minds.

Why Not Embrace School Vouchers?

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

No education reform measure evokes as much rabid and intense opposition as does private school choice. Is public school system preservation really more important than properly educating as many children possible?

Heated Political Fight Ensues Over School Vouchers

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to ...

Will Peter Beinart Debate Me On Israel And School Choice?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I have two rules about people's positive actions. The first is that they are always more important than their intentions, whatever they may be. The second is the rule articulated by Maimonides nearly 800 years ago: embrace truth regardless of its source.